Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Mt. St. Helens: Ape Caves

The Ape Caves is really just a very long lava tube. However, it's a fun place to visit and is an easy and relatively safe self-guided caving adventure. In the early winter of 2001, Dan and I headed up to explore the cave. Dan's truck made it through the snow to the locked gate and a short hike brought us to the main entrance to the cave. It was really neat to pop out at the far end of the cave completely surrounded by snow. Unfortunately, I didn't get too many pictures of the trip.

The author somewhere in the depths of the Ape Caves

The upper entrance of the cave surrounded by snow

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