Before I tell you about my latest adventure, I want to thank you for all the good wishes for my Dad. ❤ He’s starting to feel better and should be back to normal soon.
Mom’s Sis and BIL came to visit last week and one day we took off for Silver Falls State Park. Dogs are only allowed on the Rim Trail–the others are too dangerous for us 4-leggers, or so they say.
And we kept it simple since this was the first big hike since Mom’s accident.
It was a pretty hike, with moss-covered trees
and stumps just made for sitting.
We did see a couple of falls–there are at least 10 in the park, but we’d have had to go on the forbidden trails to see the rest. It’s quite steep in places, but the views must be pretty awesome. And, you can hike behind a few of the falls! Mom said that’ll be another day. Without me. 😦
Winter Falls was just a trickle over a large rock, but I bet it’s more spectacular in late winter/early spring.I practiced my agility on this wall above the waterfall, but Mom wouldn’t let me stay there very long.
We trudged along the trail enjoying the lush forest and the raucous calls of a group of ravens. Boy, they were noisy! I don’t speak ‘raven’, but they had a LOT to say. Maybe I shouldn’t have chased that crow the other day. Blabbermouth!!
I could hear water now and then, but there was no place to get my furs wet! Good thing it was still cool. Fortunately Mom brought plenty of water–she’s good about those things. We finally came to the end of the trail and saw North Falls way over on the other side of the canyon. It has a 136-foot drop and was just what we wanted to see. I wonder what it would have been like to go behind that falling water? Maybe I could have gotten my furs wet after all…
On the way back, I showed Uncle K how to do a proper log walk. I hope they come back soon to visit me–he does really good skritches!