Gone Creek NF
Our next couple of days were filled with a hike to Tamanawas Falls and a couple special adventures.
I'd say it was an easy hike with a couple moderate rocky parts.
Cold Spring Creek
Here is the moderate rocky part.
The colors along this cliff side were so pretty. The shale is constantly sliding down. Careful.
And here we are after a short hike to Tamanawas Falls. One hundred feet tall.
Hurley's favorite part of hiking. Plopping in the cold water.
Better perspective of the falls with some people in the picture.
And another great fire.
Hour to Midnight in Portland and Lee really wanted to do the Assassin's Deadly Game. Usually there are 8 people in a room. It could be a bunch of your friends or a mixture of people you don't' know. We really wanted to do it with just the four of us even though we'd still have to pay for 8. Steve called and told them we were celebrating a 50th birthday and could we get a discount? They ended up being very generous and giving us a 25% room discount. Nice. Our task was: Your team has entered the FBI's cadet program, and your first task is to enter the safe-house of one of the greatest assassins to date. You have been tasked to track down the assassin and help keep his next target alive.
Getting ready to enter our room. Look up Lee!
Our Victory Picture, still alive at the end!
It was very easy to find. How cool is that?!
Our 8 days at Timothy Lake with Lee and Trace were a blast! We would've had a few more here before heading up into Washington for the next couple of months but I got one of those phone calls the next day that you don't want to get. I've already written about this a few blogposts back, but my Dad ended up in the ER undergoing emergency surgery. The outcome wasn't the best with his health and age so we rushed off the next day to get back to Placerville, CA. Of course we had a sudden brake problem that had to be fixed first. This took many frantic phone calls from the 4 of us and Lee ended up saving the day by making a deal with a parts guy and then driving 3 hours round trip to get it on his only day off. So while we departed under sad circumstances early, we are very grateful for these true friends. As of today, Aug. 30, my Dad has made an amazing recovery and is doing very well.