Didn't have time to drive to our beautiful hiking areas today, so Sky and I took a walk at nearby Lake Junaluska. It is in the center of a Methodist Church retreat area and named after the Cherokee Indian Chief who invented a written form of the Cherokee language. They have added sidewalks around the lower half of the lake so we were able to get in a nice 4 mile walk, and only 20 min from my house!
You may notice lots of shoreline and little water, every 3-5 yrs they draw down the lake to dredge to accumulated silt brought in by the river that feeds the lake. Erosion is a problem in our mountainous area and sediment run off would eventually fill the lake. Even though it is an urban area, it is a very nice place to get in some exercise with Sky and a wonderful place to socialize any dog. There is always a supply of joggers, bikers, kids in strollers, ducks, other dogs and their people, and walkers who usually will stop to say hi if invited.
Lightfoot Weimaraners began in 1980 with Ch Skytops Misty Blue CD, TD, NSD, NRD, VX, BROM. With much support from breeder Helen Remaley we accomplished so much with Misty and she became the foundation for Lightfoot. Our latest addition is now CH Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain TD, JH, RN, NA, NAJ, NSD,NRD VX aka Sky, from Linda & Walter Hartheimer. Sky, who loves all she meets, is proving to be a versatile, fun and energetic addition to our family.