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Ape Caves night hike, Car Camp out

I am thinking of hiking the Ape Caves at night after the hordes have left for the day.

 

My plan is still being formed, I am not familiar with the area for camping. Can anyone give me ideas on where to car camp close to the caves?

Ok the game plan, so far. Saturday we will hike to June Lake, a short hike but the lake and falls are worth it. I think there may be a loop also from here? Yep, there is a 9 mile shuttle to the Climber's Bivouac. Depending on snow level we may try to do it.

 

Saturday evening , we suit up again for a wandering thru Ape Caves in the DARK! Oops its always dark, well the trip back on top will be.

Sunday , we can figure out when it comes or if anyone has an idea post it in the comments. Not too long but steep is ok!

Difficult probably not but maybe if the plan changes

Headlights required for the Cave and the return. New batteries or extras might be wise.

You can stay the night or return that night, its up to you. I may go up Friday night to claim a camp spot or two.

Pay your driver ?

No guests without a email, please.

 

 

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  • Isaac L.

    The tent was mine. I will contact Dawn to get it back. Sorry for the trouble, and thanks to everyone for the help!

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    I sent a message text to isaac. He just said he didnt think so. Juergen had a orangy yellow one. What colour?

    June 10, 2013

    • Juergen

      I was the last one packing, but I will check if I have everything.

      June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    the outside is greyish - at least i think it's a tent. i did't look inside the bag. i will check the color when i get home. well, if anyone is missing anything let me know !

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Morning. A tent was left in my car. I think it was Benson 's. I tried to message individually but it would not send. Contact me if it is yours!

    1 · June 10, 2013

    • Benson L.

      Must be Isac's. I have mine.

      June 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay. Hopefully he will see the post!

      June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome trip...thanks Rick! Great hiking with everyone!

    June 9, 2013

  • Benson L.

    It was a good camping trip. Thanks everyone!

    June 9, 2013

  • Kris K.

    Are we camping at Beaver Bay Campground still? Trying to find it so if anyone has service give me a ring. Six Zero Two[masked]

    June 8, 2013

  • Kris K.

    Sorry I'm running late. Be there in 30. Also I have room in my car for 4 or 5 and gear if we need to use my car.

    June 8, 2013

    • Juergen

      Where are you at? We should meet on the way.

      June 8, 2013

    • Kris K.

      Six Zero Two[masked]

      June 8, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Kris call me at[masked]

    June 8, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Ok headed to gateway

    June 8, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Dawn can you email juergen. We are going to meet at his place. I dont want to put his address here.

    June 7, 2013

    • Benson L.

      R we meet in gatewaw?

      June 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes

      June 8, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Dont think they allow dogs in the cave.

    June 7, 2013

  • matt s.

    Hi, this sounds like fun. Is it a dog friendly event? I have a small dog that i always take hiking/camping with me.

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    morning. i can meet either at the gateway or at a residence...just let me know where everyone will be. and as i said before i will drive myself as i need to leave in the morning and cannot stay for the sunday hike. if anyone else is in the same situation i am more than happy to have them ride with me.

    June 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Usually there is a 6-8 person limit to each site so we may only need 1. I would like to drive from Portland and can take 2 or 3 people depending on equipment.

    June 6, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    I am going to settle with Beaver Bay Campground on Swift Reservoir just a few miles past Cougar. If I knew the area better we would do a more rustic campout. $20 a night per spot, I am sure there is a small fee for extra cars. We can double up on the sites. Showers and facilities here so that's nice. Its a short drive to Ape Caves from here. I am thinking that Ape Canyon or Lava Canyon could be the longer day hike and June lake the shorter option. Sorry about being a bit disorganized.

    June 3, 2013

    • Iri

      How can I reserve a campsite? I am going, I don't live far, so I would like to drive up from Battle Ground. Is there a spot and time to meet up near the campsite or apecaves that would work? Thanks.

      June 5, 2013

  • Kris K.

    So excited for some good camping. The caves sound really great too!

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's a fun hike! Enjoy it!

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I might be interested, but is everyone spending the night?

    June 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am but need to leave the next morning fairly early. If you need to be back you can ride with me

      June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey there...about saturday...is there a more concrete plan yet? i think there is camping near june lake but the person i need to ask in on vacation until tomorrow. also i would love to camp out but need to be back in portland by noon on sunday so i will drive. if there is anyone else who wants/needs to be back then they are welcome to come with me :)

    June 3, 2013

  • Bryana S.

    I would love to do this trip later in the summer after I'm not extremely pregnant anymore :) My parents actually live very close to the Caves, so I grew up wit them.

    May 27, 2013

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