And a picture of my camera too.
The girls and I went out to the Columbia River Gorge and went hiking today. We hiked up to the top of a water fall….this waterfall….
We actually go to the top and followed the creek upstream for a while. It was too bad. We could hear the creek, but not really see it. Doesn’t matter. The fact the girls pretty much ran up that trail was a lot of fun. And DJ shared with us great facts about plants along the way. I guess her overnight camp was worth the money. She pointed out the plants you can use for toilet paper if out in the wild. She told Indigo all of the names of the various ferns. She also had Indigo reaching into rotting cedar trees so she can feel how soft the bark and wood feels. She also entertained us with tales about how cedar was woven into cloth.
After that hike, we drove to another mini-gorge that the girls had visited a few weeks ago with their grandparents. Indigo waded through the water. DJ looked for bugs. And they both tried to convince me to let them climb through the log jam further upstream.
Up near the road, is a tunnel that allows hikers to go from this hidden gorge to another trail to take them to see another waterfall.
We started our drive with a requested stop at the Vista House – a house that sits overlooking the gorge. I’ve posted pictures before and will again later this fall when I take another drive out there. The house was actually open today. I swear it is in a perpetual state of restoration. Not today.
I like what they did to the ceiling.
Then, we came home and ate homemade pizza. A nice way to spend a Sunday.