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Oregon - Ape Cave Trail

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Amy Kohnke!
The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Trail Rating: This is a yellow hike on the GWH scale – It is around 3 miles and has a very low elevation gain. The yellow is due to the darkness and underground aspects of the trail. You should not come on this hike if you are extremely claustrophobic! 

Ape Cave Trail - Mt. St. Helens
Date: July 15th
Time: 10:00 AM
Distance: 3 Miles
Elevation Gain: 450 feet
Location: Ape Cave Trail Latitude : 46.108645
Longitude : -122.210387
Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: Northwest Forest Pass required to park
AllTrails Track: (It's an out and back)
Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing electrolytes, snacks, at least 2 L of water, and your 10 essentials

Headlamps and/or flashlights will be required on this hike for ALL attendees! No sharing between hikers; this is for your safety. It is recommended by the US Forest Service that you bring 2 or 3 sources of light per hiker! 
It is 42 degrees in the caves year round so please bring appropriate clothing to stay warm. 

****Bats are prominent in these caves!! Be prepared to see many of them!!

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!

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