Mr. N loves peering down at things and walking on ledges. So needless to say, he loved our hike with Sage at Beacon Rock. 52 switchbacks! Meanwhile I was terrified that he was going to fall off a ledge and I’d have to fish him back up. This is definitely not a place to have your dogs off-leash.
Before the hike, we made a stop at the Stevenson Off Leash Dog Park because it was right next to the store where we bought our Discovery Pass (you’ll need this for the hike or they will ticket you). Sage found two balls.
And Mr. N took it away.
Then we headed to Beacon Rock which is the core of a volcano and 848 feet at the summit. It’s about a mile to the summit with all the switchbacks.
There’s a pretty good set(s) of handrails throughout the trail. Someone’s head fits through the railing.
Mr. N doesn’t approve of rest breaks while hiking.
He only wants to walk on the edge.
At the summit! He perched on a rock while we waited for Sage.
Both dogs wore their cooling vests. Mr. N probably would have been fine without his but Sage definitely needed hers.
Mr. N enjoyed the scenery. He especially likes peering down at water from up high.
A little bird dropped by to say hello.
You can see the little specks of fishing boats on the river.
The dogs bid adieu to Beacon Rock.