A Frigid Spring Walk On The Roaring Creek Trail
Although the calendar says it is Spring, it sure felt a lot more like Winter Sunday morning here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The skies were clear but it was a frigid 19 degrees. A strong northwesterly wind made it feel even colder.
Fortunately, the trail that runs along the two reservoirs was plowed and made for easy walking. It was partly sun when I began my hike, but large trees along the path shaded the sun. And a strong wind made the temperature, still around 20 degrees, feel even colder.
I am sure the frigid temperatures had something to do with this. I did hear a few black-capped chickadees as I walked. However, the trees along the trail where tall and the chickadees were high in the tree tops. I also heard a few woodpeckers, again high in the tree tops.
I walked a little past the second reservoir. I stopped for a bit to enjoy the scene of the deep blues waters surrounded on both sides by mountains, which in a few weeks will be again covered in green.
As I approached the parking lot clouds moved in making it feel even colder. I enjoyed my snow free walk at the Roaring Creek Trail but I am hoping my next hike here will be in much warmer weather. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. Roaring Creek Trail March 25 2018.
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month. ~Henry Van Dyke