Saturday, July 12, 2008

cave exploring

The kids, my brother and I headed off Friday for the Ape Caves to be nice and cool in the midst of the heat. We stopped at a small attraction near the caves to do the underground tunnel at the Trail of Two Forests. My kids went through it about 4 times and my brother even gave it a shot. As for me, no thanks!



After lunch we all headed down into the big caves. With it being about 40 degrees and slightly windy inside the cave, we quickly put on hoodies. It is about a 30 minute hike in and then you turn around.
We were glad we had good flashlights because it is pitch black inside. It is also good to wear a hat or hooded sweatshirt to avoid the water dripping on your head the whole time.
We were able to get a shot or two of us in the dark.

Thank you God for the mysteries you create and that we are able to enjoy them!

10 comments:

Valerie said...

I love the Ape Caves I have been wanting to go to the Two Forest trail. Very cool. Fun on a hot summer day.

The Aldridge's said...

Looks like a lot of fun! It's a good use of the time you have with your brother before he leaves. Thanks for sharing this will us.

The Pace Posse said...

I am glad you and your family were able to go and have fun!

I can feel my heart palpitating just reading this....
Myke took me to there when we were dating. It must have been new enough in our relationship that I wanted to appear "cool". I remember it being fun.

But now, the thought of going in there makes me feel very claustrophobic and panicky. Maybe that will be a good daddy/kid day for our kids and family. I'll find another activity for myself! :)

Julie said...

Where in the world is that?

One- said...

I wouldn't go in either. I don't like dark or cramped spaces. Glad to see the kids had fun.

meleea said...

the ape caves are near the base of mt. st. helens, past cougar. they are about an hour drive from my house. they were discovered in 1947 and are a national park service attraction. they are open from may to october and are so fun!!

annette said...

great pics... but i've wondered- why are they called APE caves? there are no other non-human primates, not counting sasquatch.

Shannon said...

that would definitely be a "no thanks" for me as well.
too dark, too small and too many spiders!

but it looks like they had fun!

meleea said...

Annette - they are named after a group of outdoorsmen who called themselves the St. Helens Apes and they explored the caves extensively.

annette said...

i love your blog, meleea, so educational. i think i want to start calling ourselves the salmon creek apes!