Mild Weather Returns: A December Walk At Community Park, Hazle Township
The weather in December here in Northeastern Pennsylvania can vary considerably from year to year, week to week and even day-to-day. We had a cold spell with the arrival of the Winter Solstice but the weather changed and warmed up for Christmas week. It was still mild when I decided to hike close to home at our local Community Park in Hazle Township last Saturday.
I followed the trail from Lake Irena to the Babe Ruth Baseball fields about a 1/4 mile distance. I then walked along the old abandoned access road. Leafless trees surrounded the road with some green pine trees and the various shades of brown provided by the dead leaves and vegetation providing the only color.
There were a number of side trails created by folks illegally riding their quads and 4 wheel drive vehicles. One could see the numerous efforts of the landowners to stop them fallen trees, piles of dirt and rocks. Unfortunately these folks don’t ever seem to get the message.
It was a pleasant hike in the mild December weather. Every warm day we get here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is, in my opinion , a blessing. I am not a fan of the cold any more. But it won’t stop me from enjoying the beautiful woodlands we are so blessed with here. Here is a link to a gallery with some more photographs from my walk. Community Park hike December 28 2019.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. Thomas Jefferson