Continued from our recent adventure in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, state of Washington in the Northwest US…
The Boulder Cave, about five miles down the nearby road our campground at Little Naches (25 miles from Mt. Rainier).
Our camp group headed there by car, with a small uphill hike (2 miles round trip). Incredible place, with the deep ravine between forest covered rocky hills more amazing than the cave itself.
Also, the occasional special tree to stare at.
Further in, the more I loved of this deeper forest withing itself.
More further down, a small cave to the side of one cliff..not the Boulder Cave promised at the end of the trail, but worth checking out a bit later.
Love the colors here.
Under that smaller cave, but not so small now.
Moving on, and further down the ravine.
And finally, the Boulder Cave. Open on both ends, and a small, steady water stream from Devil’s Creek from the other side. At times, bats are said to hang inside.
“The frame of the cave leads to the frame of man.”
– Stephen Gardiner, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I
For more on Boulder Cave and its surroundings, click here.