We decided to return to the same place that we went on Christmas eve. We really like this hike. It's challenging for a couple of people used to streets and the rather generic path around our neighborhood lake, and is extremely challenging for the blind hound. The path parallels the Bull Run (river) and has steep drop-offs and rocky patches. I brought both of Ray's leashes: the shorter leather leash for navigating over the rocks, and the retractable leash for all the other areas.
Ray was a trooper and managed well. He was rather fascinated with the sound of the river rapids so we managed to get him to the riverside so that he could explore.
To commemorate the event - Gregg's first birthday P.C. (post cancer), and Ray's river expedition, I took a few photos and made a 1 minute video.