Sages invite anyone interested to accompany them on a trip to Woodland, WA on Monday, October 8 for a private “working tour” of the nationally historic 1876 Cedar Creek Grist Mill. It is the only water-powered grain-grinding mill in Washington. Everyone is sent home with a bag of freshly ground flour.
The beautiful scenery alone makes it worth the trip. The miss sits on the north edge of a rocky gorge, framed in yellow maple trees, with the rushing water of Cedar Creek bubbling over boulders to a waterfall, and then under the covered bridge. A walking path on the south side offers super views of the mill and the flume carrying water to it; and if we’re lucky, we’ll see fish trying to jump the waterfall before they find the fish ladder. The mill and path are accessible by walkers.
We will leave the church at 9:00 a.m. and have lunch in Woodland before the 1:00 p.m. tour. Because the tour is “only for us,” we welcome 20 or 30 to attend. Costs will be five dollars to our van driver or other carpool driver, the price of your lunch, and hopefully a donation at the mill for the volunteers’ time and maintenance of the mill. If you have questions, please call Jan at 360-273-9987.