With one, final, sunny weekend day remaining before school commences, it wasn’t even a question whether we would hit the road for an adventure.  About a two hour scenic (at least the second half) drive from Vienna is the Mendlingtal Gorge, an old logging route that has been converted into a magnificent walking trail.  The trail is but 3km in length; at the end is a Gasthof serving delicious food, just what one needs for the return walk (and the 800m uphill climb!) to the parking area.

Really, few words are necessary.  Enjoy the hike!

Though he is a Foxhound, Clayton Theodore thrills at the chance to play in water.  At several points along the path it is possible to access the river. So of course, he was indulged.

A pleasant way to end the summer. And now, let the school year commence!