Boulder Cave Hike & 4th of July EWA Club House Get Together

Boulder Cave Hike & 4th of July EWA Club House Get Together
Report & photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

Around 10 AM Wednesday July 4th, 2012 Eastern Washington Adventures members met up at Oak Creek Ace Hardware in Naches for the annual Boulder Cave hike. We convoyed to Boulder Cave Trailhead near Cliffdell, Washington.

Once everyone paid there $5 for parking and used the out house, we headed up the Boulder Cave Trail. The weather was perfect for the hike.

Once at the cave we took a break and got a group picture.

We moved on through the dark cave using flashlights not to trip over the rocks. At one point of the cave it is pitch black. Not to far walking in the dark you can see light at the other end of the cave. Coming out the other end of Boulder Cave there are two platforms overlooking the small creek. We took another break there as some of the group went back around through Boulder Cave again. Since the group was spread out we decided to regroup at the loop intersection so no one was left behind or move up the trail thinking they were.

Once the whole group was back together at the loop intersection we headed back to the parking area for lunch.

After lunch some headed home and others came over to the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House for a 4th of July potluck barbecue.

Here are some photos of the fun day we had:

Boulder Cave Trailhead.
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Heading up he trail toward Boulder Cave.
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A cool view point over the canyon.
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A very long drop.
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Moving on toward Boulder Cave.
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Another view point.
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Regrouping.
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Moving on up the Boulder Cave trail.
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At this point the trail goes down hill toward the creek.
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The Boulder Cave Trail Loop intersection.
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Looking down at the switchback at the creek near the Boulder Cave entrance.
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Boulder Cave.
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Our group in front of Boulder Cave.
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Heading into the dark cave.
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Looking upstream.
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Looking upstream again.
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The trail into the darkness.
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Looking back at the Boulder Cave entrance.
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The Boulder Cave entrance light is getting smaller.
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It was pitch black for awhile. The light at the end of the cave.
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Looking back at exit of Boulder Cave.
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Headed back up the hill.
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A view point of an opening into Boulder Cave.
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Near the Boulder Cave Loop intersection.
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At the Boulder Cave Loop intersection
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Regrouping.
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Heading back to the Boulder Cave Trailhead.
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Test Dummy packing two of his little brothers.
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Lunch at the Boulder Cave Trailhead.
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Back at the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House for a 4th of July potluck barbecue
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This was a great 4th of July thanks to all who came.

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