Fairy Falls Hike


After Mr. N’s paw injury and Sage’s human having to make an emergency trip to California, the dogs were ready to run!

We took them out to 1000 Acres. Over by Sage’s normal swimming hole, we stumbled into a bunch of ducks… and a hunter. We didn’t realize at first the ducks were fake. I initially thought the guy was fishing. If you look very closely, you can pick out Mr. N and the hunter in the photo.

One of the dogs was very intrigued by the fake ducks whereas the rest of the dogs just ignored them. Mr. N decided he had to go say hello to the hunter and tried to solicit petting. I called him off immediately but I think the hunter was glad when we all left. It’s a shared access space but normally they hunt further afield. There are a ton of people and dogs that traipse through that area. Too close for my comfort!

After two hours there, we grabbed a quick lunch and headed to hike Fairy Falls. We started off at Wahkeena Falls.

Some water got on my lens
And then trudged through twelve switchbacks to reach Lemmon’s Viewpoint.
And this being the Pacific Northwest,  we saw moss everywhere.
Sage really wanted to dive into every water source we saw as usual.
Mr. N did not think very favorably of this hike as all the waterfalls meant he got sprayed with water several times and he had to cross little creeks several times. As you can tell, he is not a water fan. Thus fewer Mr. N photos.
Despite all the aquatic obstacles, we reached Fairy Falls. Do you see any fae?





24 Responses

  1. Beth

    January 23, 2015 2:59 pm

    That looks like a lovely place to hike! Especially with all the green moss. We can't wait to start seeing green on our hikes again.

  2. Emma

    January 23, 2015 3:40 pm

    I love your plaid coat! Super cute. We would not want to be around an area with hunters. They get so mad when someone is in their space and we don't trust anyone with guns. Mom stopped tracking in open fields in late fall because she was scared of hunters and didn't want her or Bailie to get shot.

    • Tenacious Little Terrier

      January 23, 2015 9:46 pm

      Yes, Mr. N obviously needs a lesson in we do not go running up to people with sharp pointy things or gun. Mr. N is almost always wearing something bright but I told Sage's human that she might want to get her an orange bandanna or something.

  3. Janet Keefe

    January 25, 2015 5:49 pm

    The falls are so beautiful! What are the temperatures like there? Is it too cold for Sage to go swimming? I was just curious, thinking it must be a little cool but not super cold.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  4. Talent Hounds

    April 12, 2015 6:24 pm

    I think Kilo would have been in Mr N's camp but it sure looks like a beautiful place to hike. Finally beautiful weather here today so heading out to ravine soon. XS

  5. Kamira G.

    March 2, 2018 6:53 pm

    Beautiful waterfalls on that hike. Waterfalls are such a beautiful part of nature. I must be going blind because I could find Mr. N and the hunter the first time around in that first pic!

  6. Denise

    March 2, 2018 8:47 pm

    I love hiking in Oregon. It is always so green, of course, because of the rain but I really like the way your photo turned out even with a few drops on the lens. Mr. N always looks fashionable where ever he is but the red really comes in handy when hiking anywhere near hunters!

  7. irenemchugh

    March 3, 2018 6:58 pm

    Lizzie sides with Mr. N in any debate about water.She’s actually awfully impressed that Mr. N lives in the PNW. On the rare occasions that it rains in Tucson, she refuses to go outside. She also likes his bright tartan coat. I think she may have a crush on Mr. N!


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