Freezing Rain, Sleet And Snow On The Rails To Trails
The calendar shows there still are four weeks until Winter but, as is often the case here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, freezing winter weather often arrives in November. And it did today. The temperature was 32 degrees when I began my hike at the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails trail.
The light drizzle continued as I walked out to the Dreck Creek Reservoir. Unlike in the warmer months there was little contrast in drab November colors . The trees and fallen leaves displayed various shades of browns with a few greens from the pine trees and laurel mixed in.
I didn’t see a single bird on my hike but I heard a few black-capped chickadees, blue jays and crows in the adjoining woodlands. Snow began to fall on my return hike and started to whiten the trees and,
Unfortunately, here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, we will have at least four more months of the cold and snowy weather. So I will enjoy it as best as I could, Here is a link to a gallery with some more photographs from my hike. Rails To Trails hike November 24 2019.