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Watch That First Step! It's A Doozy!


 It's Spring Break for us in the Pacific Northwest so that puts my skills as Activities Director in high gear.  Today was a trip to Multnomah Falls with a planned hike to the top - 620 ft. up, up and away.  Let's go!

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!)

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