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
Well it sure has been a while since I last barked the reason being that while on the road,my dad was using a kindle to access the internet at wifi spots. It is very time consuming to enter things via a kindle thus we have just been posting things on FB. Finally here at my cousin*s place in FL we have a real computer to work with!
We started out by visiting Niagara Falls then traveled across Canada passing thru Ontario,Manitoba,Saskatchewan,Alberta,BC and finally the Yukon before reaching Alaska. We spent almost a month up in Alaska and had a lot of nice hikes there. Famous musher,Hugh Neff,winner of the Yukon Quest,even gave my dad an hour long dogsled ride! Upon arriving back in the lower 48 we explored several states out west,visiting the North Rim of Grand Canyon,Colorado*s Great Sand Dunes and Bryce Canyon in Utah. We are now at my cousin Julie*s place in warm sunny FL before heading north to chilly Philly! Dad will post links to pix when we are home shortly. It has been a super trip!
Greeting to all my fur friends here on Dogster. Dad has our car all packed and we will be leaving for Alaska tonight. This will be our first visit there since 08. After 4 successive years visiting the Grand Canyon and points out West,we just want to visit Alaska again. September weather up there can be a bit iffy and we have encountered Sept snow on past trips(this will be Dad`s 12th trip there since 94 and my 2nd)so we will just hope for the best weather wise! We plan on driving up to Niagara Falls and hope to arrive there early tomorrow morning. Dad and I will spend the day hiking along the Niagara river then stop at the KOA there for the night. After that,it`s across southern Ontario by the Great Lakes. If the weather is nice,we hope to swim at Lake Superior provincial park. Dad last did the Niagara Falls route in 07 with Smiley. In 08 we used the North Dakota route so this will be my first visit to Niagara Falls and southern Ontario. This route is more scenic! Dad recently discovered that his kindle can access the web where there is wifi so we hope to post updates as we travel.
Just another update from our trip back in June. After leaving the Everglades,we journeyed northward to the Lake City area where Dad`s sister and my german shepherd cousin,Julie live. While there,we did some canoe trips on the Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers as well as a few hikes along the Florida trail. The Florida trail is a long trail that traverses the entire state from the everglades all the way to the Gulf coast. Some pix with descriptions follow.