Monday, December 14, 2009

Weekend Fun at the Ape Caves

Yesterday, we quickly suited up the kids and headed out for an impromptu family adventure. Our journey took us outside of Cougar, Washington to the Ape Caves, part of the Mt. St. Helens National Monument. This is a popular destination for 'NW Cave Enthusiasts' as the cave is a long lava tube.
We just wanted some snow. We've been chilled to the bone this past week with an onslaught of Arctic Air, but didn't get any of the white stuff normally associated with that type of weather pattern. (Disclaimer to the rest of the US...we know you've had really cold temps too! We're just wimpy and used to 37 degrees w/rain for the winter.)

We climbed up in elevation in search of the white stuff and didn't find much, but enjoyed ourselves on a nice little hike and got some lovely pine fresh air! The kids got to run around, stepping in the spots of icy snow and the dogs enjoyed all the new and exciting forest scents!

Good times ~ Cheers, Jenni DutchTouchBeads


  1. What a great way to spend the day! I'm like you, if it's going to get that kind of cold it could at least snow a little!

  2. how fun! i have been wanting to go to mt. st helen's since it is not so far from vancouver. perhaps i will wait until its warmer and dry though! :)

  3. What darling photos!! BTW, love what you have in your Etsy store right now!

    xoxo Agnes