Thursday, September 14, 2017

We Almost Killed Mom At The Columbia River Gorge

On to the Columbia River Gorge!  This is a big river that divides Oregon & Washington.  We stayed on the Oregon side.

Now, first of all, we did NOT try to kill mom!  Our defense is that she is very old and clumsy!  What happened was that when we got to the park and dad was setting up the wheelie house he went to pull forward onto the levelers (see straight arrow).

Mom was standing with us by the pole (curved arrow).  When dad went to pull forward, mom was going to yell when the tire was on the leveler.  BUTT the tire did NOT go on top of the leveler, instead it scooted it forward and made a VERY scary noise!  Me and Stanley did NOT know what it was, we thought it was a lion so we got the heck out of there!  Unfortunately, our leashes went around mom's ankles and pulled her down into (and onto) the road.  Oops!

There was a nice trail in our campground.

And a nice view!

We went to the Bonneville Dam.

They had a window where a guy sits all day counting fish!

There were locks but we couldn't get close to them.

There was a fish ladder but we didn't catch any fish climbing it but there were.

We also did some hikes to the falls.  This was only part way up.  It was very steep!

Still not to the top!

Oops, another falls.

When we got to the top of the falls we were hot and needed to cool off our paws!

Stanley found a cave!

We posed by the sign.  It was Oregon's largest falls - Multnomah Falls

After we left there was a huge wildfire in this area.  

Stanley gave dad a kiss.

The wildfire also affected where we went next, the Pacific Crest trail!

Murphy & Stanley


  1. oh what an adventure!!! I love the mighty water... and the fish ladder... I hope they will not hire my mama for counting the fishies... that would end very weird hehehe

  2. It would have been a pretty place to die -teehee! It looks marvellous!

  3. Oh wow! Good thing you didn't kill Mum! And that everything else went okay. Love all the falls and cooling down in the water must be the best after a hard day's work!

    Mara from Norway

  4. Hari OM
    OMD this part of the trip (no pun intended) was fraught with danger on all levels!!! Yet, so much beauty and wonder to offset it. You surely did make the most of things doodz. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. Ooooops indeed. Ouch I bet mom said a few choice HBO words. I hope you two were able to give her ouchie a few kisses to make it better.
    OMCs what gorgeous scenery you had.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. PS I hope her BB wasn't injured. MOLMOLMOL

  7. Good thing that she was ok. Your trip looked like fun


  8. WELL we have never tried to kill our mom either and we will just leave it at that.........we did love those pictures, and of course mom was coveting the rocks. stella rose

  9. That was totally NOT your fault. There was a skeery noise, what else were you supposed to do?!?!

  10. Well, as long as everyone is ok now! Right? Wow, what a beautiful part of the world!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  11. The 'accident' with your mom was DEFINITELY NOT your fault! Now, that said....what a gorgeous place for a hike. We're sad a fire went near it.

  12. What a beautiful place to hike. Hope your mom did not get hurt. We know you were just trying to save her from that scary noise
    Hazel & Mabel

  13. Whew, we are glad your Mama didn't get dead. What a awesome waterfall!!
    Jakey & Arty

  14. I'm so glad your mom didn't get seriously hurt!!!! I can understand how scary those noises can be. Lovely area that we haven't been to before.
    Thanks for sharing-please be careful of Mom, she breaks easily.
    Noreen and Hunter

  15. Whew, that was a close one for your Mom. We hope she didn't get hurt at all. Mom loves seeing all the falls - so cool!!! And those horrid fires, we hope they are all out soon.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  16. We totally understand your reaction to that strange noise. That trip to the top of the falls wore us out just reading about it but what a beautiful view.

  17. We're glad your Mom was not hurt worse - I understand scary noises. When I hear something called an "Am Bull Lance" I HOWL!

    Abby Lab

  18. That looked like a wonderful day. You didn't trip you Mom, you made sure she did not fall under the wheelie.

  19. I love waterfalls and there are so many beautiful ones in the Pacific NW. It was considerate of y'all to help mom hit the ground in case it was gunfire that you heard! Just sayin'...

  20. I hope counting fishies is not like counting sheep, or they would have to hire someone else to keep waking up the guy counting the fishies. We are all very glad you did not succeed in killing your Mama.

  21. Oh MY STUD MUFFIN! I missed SO MANY of your posties while Ma was MIA! Anyhu, I'm gonna comment on every single one! ☺
    Oh, I loves that pic of you lookin' up at the camera! My heart MELTED! and did a skip! I wish I could have explored with you my Boo!
    Your Fiance, the one with the most FABulous furs, Ruby ♥

  22. hello murphy and stanley its dennis the vizsla dog hay that luks like a verry nice playse to go and relaks and not kill yore mama!!! i bet the hipster kitties wood luv to hav that fish kownting job!!! ok bye

  23. Goodness...what a pawsome adventure (well except for the nearly killing mom part). Glad she is ok. Thanks for sharing such beautiful scenery.

  24. You guys have the best adventures. I'm glad Mom was ok.


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