"Goat Hill lookout--4-17-13. Dad and I hiked up here to find a geocache. The Delaware River can be seen below along with bridges linking New Hope and Lambertville. This spot was used by Washington during the Revolution as a lookout."
Arrival Story: Wanting to find a companion for my old dog, Smiley,I logged onto Petfinder and did a search for golden retrievers or golden mixes. I located Wesley at the Lehigh County Humane Society in Allentown,PA. Wesley may have a bit of husky in him as he has a curved tail and a bit of an independent mindset!
Bio: I like camping,hiking,and rafting. My Dad and I enjoy overnite trips along the Appalachian Trail,we`ve done hikes in PA,NJ,and the Shenandoah`s in VA. We have also taken trips out west and hiked in the Grand Canyon,Death Valley,and Yosemite. We have even done a trip to Alaska together back in 2008 and hope to go there again in 2013. I also enjoy rafting on the Delaware river. More videos are here youtube More Wesley photos are on webshots My photos on webshotsMy Facebook page
Woofs to all! I haven`t written for a little while as I had to have surgery. The operation wasn`t especially serious---a small anal tumor removed---but a 2 week rest period post operation was required,thus no long hikes for me. Finally the 2 weeks were over and I was eager once again for a long hike. Dad and I decided to hike the Appalachian Trail on the PA side of the Delaware Water Gap. Dad hadn`t been here since the mid 90`s and was interested in seeing the place again. We did a 2 day hike here with an overnite campout. Highlights of our hike included Wolf Rocks---an impressive rock formation along the Appalachian Trail---and a side trip to Columcille,an early Celtic Christian church. An album of pix with descriptions follows.
Yesterday was a cool rainy day here. Dad and I decided to try something different and take a hike in the rain.My dad brought a small tent along so that we could have our lunch out of the rain and off we went to the pocono mountains. It was about a 100 mile drive to state game lands 38 near Tannersville,PA. This is a large wilderness area with numerous small lakes. It adjoins Big Pocono state park and it is possible to do long loop hikes on the trails here. Hiking in light rain and fog is a peaceful,somewhat eerie experience as the link photo and the 6 following it illustrate.It was cool,however and dad was wearing gloves at times even though it was the end of April!
Yesterday was a beautiful spring day here. There was nary a cloud in the sky and the temp was a pleasant 72 degrees. Dad and I undertook a long day hike in the NJ pine barrens. It was warm enough for some brief wading and swimming in the Mullica river here. Dad took a few underwater shots as the tea colored rivers here and colorful vegetation almost beg to be photographed! We then hiked along an old abandoned railroad line into a secluded part of the Pine Barrens. The link below is to an underwater shot in the Mullica river as I was swimming there.The 4 pix after it were also taken yesterday in the pine barrens.