I Didn’t Find What I Was Looking For, Snakes And Bears, But Still A Nice Hike Out To The Penrose Reservoir
Summer came early to Northeastern Pennsylvania, and we had hazy sunshine and hot temperatures these past few days . On Sunday I decided to get some sun, look for snakes and hopefully run into the mother bear and her three cubs that were seen out near the Stockton Mountain. I thought I could do all three hiking up to the Penrose Reservoir near Weatherly.
I walked up the railroad tracks from Weatherly which run along the Black or Hazle Creek. It was already hazy, hot and humid when I began my walk but the fast flowing waters of the creek provided a blanket of cool air along it’s banks. I enjoyed hearing the rushing of the waters and the smell of the cool water was also refreshing. Here is a link to a video of the creek I uploaded to my YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ORKVARcPvQ
I also noticed a number of fresh holes dug into the soil next to the tracks. judging from there size I guessed they were done by female snapping turtles who tried to get to the creek but were prevented from reaching it by the railroad tracks.
Unfortunately I also found this mess left behind by some folks who have no respect for the environment and property. It is a shame that people could visit such a beautiful place and leave their thrash behind. .
I was hot and exhausted when I got to my car, I didn’t find the bear or any snakes but it was still a nice day to be outdoors in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-2017/nggallery/photographs-2017/Penrose-reservoir-railroad-tracks-June-11-2017-
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright