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
It has been a long cold snowy winter here so when a warm day finally rolled around,Dad and I decided to take advantage of it. We did a long day hike in the NJ Pine Barrens along the Batona trail. Temps climbed to near 60 degrees in the afternoon. It felt good to hike in the warm sun and be able to have our lunch without using a tent or small shelter. In addition,my dad found 2 more geocaches along the trail! Some pix with descriptions follow.
Traveling north from Anchorage,we enjoyed some spectacular sights along the Glenn Highway. We did some hiking in Wrangell St Elias National Park---the largest National Park in the US. Finally we arrived back at the Alaska Highway in Tok. Tok is only about 90 miles from the Canadian border at which point we would be leaving mainland Alaska. While in Tok,we visited with musher Hugh Neff, who has run both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod sled dog races. Hugh was the 2012 Yukon Quest champion. He was kind enough to give me an hour long ride with a team of his dogs. It was a thrilling hour long ride over bumpy woods trails and smooth paved roads. Some pix with descriptions follow.
Recently we had a light 1 in snowfall here in Philadelphia. The snow was light and powdery,just right for pleasant hiking. As winter will soon be over,Dad and I decided to get in a long hike thru Pennypack Park which is near our home. It was a cold day---9 degrees at the start and only about 30 mid-day---but Dad took along a lightweight portable shelter so we could have our lunch out of the cold. It was about a 15 mile hike in all and some pix follow.