October means pumpkins and mazes and witches and goblins–I settled for pumpkins and mazes. Those other two are too skeery!
So, Mr. N and I took off to a pumpkin patch on Sauvie Island and what did we find? A maze!!Into the maze we went–what a lot of back and forthing! I was getting a bit dizzy. We needed a plan. Just ahead was a platform of sorts with a couple of scarecrows just hanging around. We climbed up… What did I see but another scarecrow way out over a sea of corn. And look at those trees behind it. Over to the right.
So, on through the maze we went and finally tracked our way out. We did a lot of sniffin’–I think some of those witches and goblins had left their scent. :)
I looked up
Mr. N! Get down!! What are you doing up there?
Pshew, for a second I thought Mr. N was a goner.
Then, I saw a hole and looked throughand there was a cow train!
We ended up with a pumpkin or twoand called it another fun day!
Hikes in the Columbia Gorge are some of the best, so Mr. N and I took advantage of cooler, drier weather and set off to Triple Falls. But first a stop at 1000 Acres for a bit of water play.Since our ultimate destination was near Multnomah Falls, a stop at the Lodge for a bite of lunch was in order (we got a treat or two while the Moms ate). And, of course, we had to have a photo-op at the falls! We were on our best behavior and some of the tourists were ooohing and ahhing over us. :D
Then off to the trailhead. Our hike has finally begun!
This was one of the rockiest trails we’ve been on–I’m sure glad I have the footing of a goat! Mom had to pick her way over those rocks so she didn’t damage her knee again.Then we came to a washed out section of the trail that included these rather steep log steps. Coming back down, I was very careful to stay with Mom and not try to race down the steps. Some other hikers coming behind us said I was a very good dog. We finally reached our destination–well worth the climb (elevation gain of 762 feet)!
So, what do you want to do next, Mr. N?
Disclaimer: While sticks may have been harmed in the shredding process, Sage does NOT eat them. :)