Monday, December 30, 2013

C.W.D. Last Sunday of 2013

Another Sunday morning at Sandy Delta Park.  Almost didn't go.  Too lazy to organize a hike in the forest, but managed to drag my butt out to the dog park at least.

The river is way down this morning.


Deer (Mincemeat-on-hoof?)

Dog (aka: Toby, Woof, Dog-a-Roo)

Horse

Fat Old Man with bad back

Monday, December 23, 2013

CWD, pre-Christmas

 Back to the Sandy River Delta dog park this Sunday.  A couple of hours of walking paths and through the open fields.
 Not as crowded this time of year.  During the summer you have to get there early to get a parking space.  Today we got there at 10:30 and 2/3 of the lot was empty!
Weather was pleasant.  In all our walks, we have yet to get poured on by rain and drenched.  Just lucky I guess.

Monday, December 16, 2013

CWD, Multnomah / Wahkeena Loop Trail

Parked in the Wahkeena parking lot, then hiked the trail along the old highway to Multnomah falls.

 An iced up creek.
Multnomah Falls with leftover ice from our cold snap.  As we were hiking away, there was a rumble of thunder and we turned to see ice smashing to bits as it hit some rocks half way down.  Awesome sound.

 Multnomah trail is mostly pavement up to the falls overlook.  Then we cross the creek to the non-tourist part of the trail and start up the creek's ravine.
 One of several falls.
Multnomah ravine had spots of ice on the trail.  This was the most hazardous.  I was fool enough to cross this (while hiking alone).

Here we turned out of Multnomah creek ravine to head over to Wahkeena.
Last time I had trouble getting Toby to cross a creek.  This time he happily splashed around and through several creeks.  The water must be near ice, but he didn't seem to mind.
Here's a link to a great website of the gorge hikes.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Oh Good...


... because I think most of us would like to "Abort" Congress.