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
Dad and I have been away for a little bit recently. We haven`t been to the Delaware Water Gap in almost 2 yrs so he felt that another backpacking trip was in order here. We spent 6 days hiking the Appalachian Trail and numerous side trails on the NJ side of the Gap. Dad found a few new geocaches,swam in a few lakes,and even put me in a canoe! It was fun and save for just a little rain,the weather was nice! Some pix with descriptions follow.
Leaving Florida we headed north to North Carolina`s Outer Banks. We had stayed down in Florida for an extra week to wait out Hurricane Arthur which made landfall a week earlier in the Outer Banks. We took the ferry to Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks and spent several days walking the beach on Ocracoke and nearby Hatteras island. We also did some rafting in Pamlico Sound. This was the last activity of our spring-summer trip. It was one fun trip! Some last pix with descriptions follow.
Phase 3 of our recent trip was in the state of Florida. Dad`s sister lives there so we were able to stay at her place and spend a good bit of time there! We did several canoe and kayak trips as well as hiking various sections of the Florida Trail. At one point along the Florida Trail a gator cooling himself off along a section of flooded trail hissed at us as we rounded a bend and came upon him! Fortunately he allowed us to detour around him! The Suwannee River had many nice white sand beaches and pretty side creeks while the Santa Fe river has numerous clear springs. We even visited the Kennedy Space Center where the Shuttle Atlantis is on display. It was an adventurous time in Florida! Some pix with descriptions follow.