Harry And Charlie Wag The Wissahickon: Hike Three





Last week we were thrust into summer for a few days.  I took Harry and Charlie out for a hike on the hottest day.  Luckily, a good portion of our trail was running distance (if you're a dog) to the creek.

We encountered other hikers with and without dogs, runners, mountain bikers, fishermen.  It was a busy day in the Wissahickon!



If you can make out the figure in this photo, the area where he is fishing is a popular swimming spot for dogs and their humans.

On the other side of the bridge, where we were, is where we take Harry and Charlie to swim on hot summer days.  Apparently, some sort of dunking has been practiced here for a long time.

Plaque marking the Baptismal Pool

It's a challenge for me to take photos of the pups on these hikes because they are always in motion.  I did snap a couple of them cooling off.

Charlie
Harry
We hope to venture out again this week.  The details of our hike follow below.

 
Facts About Hike #3

Trail:  Orange
Route:  Start at Mt. Airy Avenue heading south to portion after Walnut Lane Bridge where trail heads away from the creek towards Rittenhouse Town, then turned back to starting point.
Miles:  3.0 (approx)
Number of dogs encountered:  9
What Harry and Charlie ate and drank:  Creek water
What Clarice ate and drank:  Nothing
Harry and Charlie's most exciting moment:  The first swim
Trouble:  None to report.  They were good boys.
Items lost:  My lens cap