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
After 2 days hiking the Rim trail in both directions,we left Flagstaff and Grand Canyon heading west to California. A favourite place of ours is Lake Havasu. This is a man made lake in the Arizona desert on the California border. London Bridge was shipped here in pieces and reassembled. You actually have to drive over it to reach the beach! Bullet holes from German planes can be seen in the bridge supports,a relic of the Blitz. Dad inflated the raft and tube on the beach and we spent a few hours out on the lake,dad swimming in the tube and towing me behind in the raft. Then we proceeded on into California. Darkness overtook us and we camped that night at a peaceful spot in the desert. The next morning,we traveled thru the desert headed for Death Valley,seeing some interesting sights along the way.
Dad has just posted some pix from his recent hike in the Grand Canyon this past fall. On this hike,my dad hiked from rim to rim and back. He witnessed kayakers and rafts running Colorado River rapids, saw a towering waterfall,and took a refresing dip in inner Canyon creeks. I had to be kenneled for the 8 days that he was hiking down in the Canyon but we took a 2 day rim hike after dad got back out of the Canyon. Some pix follow.
Leaving White Sands,we journied along US 180 thru NM and on into AZ. This is a scenic back road and really is a nicer drive than the interstate. We passed by an artistic rest area in NM,a beautiful reservoir in AZ,and once in Flagstaff,dad explored a lava tube. I had unfortunately become dehydrated after hiking at White Sands,so Dad had to board me at Canyon Pet Hospital in Flagstaff while he explored the lava tube and for his later hiking in Grand Canyon.