earning both their hiking segment and their Ape Cave segment 12 of our scouts and 2 potential new scouts when the Pack took their second summer outing on Saturday, July 22 to Ape Cave on Mt. St. Helens.
All of the boys hiked themselves and their daypacks all the way to the end of the cave, about 1.5 miles roundtrip, without complaint…some even touched the end of the cave twice!! So proud of these boys…
What a fun time…here at Pack 351 it is always an adventure!
How the Ape Caves were formed:
About 2,000 years ago lava poured down the southern flank of Mount St. Helens in streams. As the lava flowed the outer edges of the lava stream cooled forming a hardened crust which insulated the molten lava beneath. This allowed the lava to remain hot and fluid encased in this lava tube and continued flowing months during the eruption. The end result was the creation of this spectacular 13,042 foot long lava tube.