More Ice And Snow At The PPL Wetlands.
Well it got colder and so the ice thickened and some more snow fell. Fortunately, a rain storm had melted most of the snow near the river when I hiked there last Sunday. Walking was not as difficult as it was in the woods near my home. However I found the Lake Took-A-While was almost completely covered in ice.
It had been colder in our area but not as bitterly cold as some years. I watched the ice flow on the river for a while and continued on my hike. I saw a few flocks of geese fly overhead seeking the open waters of the river.
Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike in the wetlands. PPL Wetlands. January 27 2019
After my visit, arctic cold moved into Northeastern Pennsylvania the following week. Temperatures dropped to -8 degrees and we received more snow. Of course I had to visit my favorite hiking area last Saturday.
It was sunny. The early February sun warmed the air. I found I wasn’t the first person to visit the wetlands. I followed few sets of human tracks that led me to a canal. The canal was frozen solid and the owners of the tracks stopped to make some snow angels in the powdery snow.
I returned to the lake as clouds moved for my walk back to my car. It was a frozen, but beautiful world at the wetlands. I appreciate the beauty of the cold but I am hoping it is gone when I visit again. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike in the wetlands. PPL Wetlands February 2 2019.
“Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.” ―