Crow’s Nest: The advantages of cold

February 3, 2019

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager.

Photo: Daniel Barringer

The extreme cold has brought a couple of benefits (two nights we got down to -12 Fahrenheit). Now even 20 degrees F feels balmy.

The biggest benefit has been access: the Creek Trail is not muddy for the first time in months! You can walk the whole thing easily right now. If you’re feeling cabin fever like I am, now is a good time to get out for a walk.

We took the opportunity yesterday to get started on the OUTHERE adventure challenge. Answer eight questions where the information can be been found local sites—French Creek State Park, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Crow’s Nest Preserve, Warwick County Park and Green Valleys Association’s Welkinweir—and take the answer card to either location of Coventry Parlor Ice Cream Shop for a free ice cream (ages 3 – 18) and a chance to enter to win camping equipment from REI.

We dressed for the weather and were quite comfortable. But maybe we won’t go for ice cream just yet.

Photo: Daniel Barringer