|Katie and I are as ready as we'll ever be.|
After taking this picture we looked at the foot bridge awhile and it seemed odd. Katie said "There are no people on it?" I thought we timed things perfectly and arrived before the afternoon rush. Katie was so excited she ran ahead of me on the first trail, a 1/4 hike. Good for you Katie. You go run. I will walk at a pace which keeps my panting at a socially acceptable level and not alarm others that I might need an oxygen mask.
When we got closer to the foot bridge we saw metal fencing blocking the entrance. What gives? Well... this is what gives -
On January 9th, 2014 a falling rock damaged the Simon Benson foot bridge requiring it to be closed. (Can you imagine if people had been on the bridge at the time?!)
|Lily - Rob - Katie and our Benny on the foot bridge. 2009|
In the picture above Lily is standing in the exact same spot that now has the damage. Weird. She's afraid of heights now so I don't think I'll point out the connection.
There was no given date when the bridge will be fixed, which is a drag. However, it's nice to know that Katie is ready to make it to the top of Multnomah Falls (and I have more time to prepare for the challenge!)