Beacon Rock, on the Washington side of the Gorge (Columbia Gorge), was our fun destination with Mr. N this week. We met in Washougal and had a quick romp in a nearby dog park (I even found 2 balls!) before setting out for our destination.
Beacon Rock, the core of an ancient volcano, is only around 850 feet high, but with over 50 switchbacks, it’s about a mile to the summit.
Mom put my cooling coat on and off we went…up and up and up. My head was spinnin’ with all the back and forthing on all those switchbacks. But, I was a smilin’ pup when we reached the top!
We could see Bonneville Dam to the east and watched people fishing on the river. It was so serene a chipmunk and a Steller’s Jay decided to join us for a bit. I didn’t even have the desire to chase that chipmunk! I guess it didn’t look enough like a squirrel. 😀
We stopped for a few photo ops on the way back down.
and Mom made a little video of some of the seeniks we saw on the trip up and back
Mom is off to San Francisco to take care of the Popstar while her parents have a few togetherness days. She’ll be back in about a week knowing I’ll be a bit crazy…..