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Ape Cave Day Trip (Saturday, April 6th)

Thanks to your input this spring, we have decided to visit the Ape Cave lava tube in Washington!

The Ape Cave, was formed by lava flow from the Mt. St. Helen's volcano about 2,000 years ago, and now is the longest continuous lava tube in the continental US. Join us for a day trip to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. We will take the stairway entrance into the cave and do some exploring in and around the cave. 

Trip Details:
Saturday, April 6th
10:45am Meet us by the fireplace in the Commons after eating breakfast.  
11:00am Depart from Campus for the Ape Cave
3:30pm Depart Ape Cave and return to Campus

Cost: $5.00 for Trip costs + Bring your own lunch
   (Boxed lunched available for $8.50 from Bon Appetit, email to order)

What to Bring:
-Warm jacket or sweater (the cave stays cool year round)
-Walking/Hiking shoes
-A flashlight, headlamp, or lantern if possible

Stop by ISS (Christie Hall 022) or email to reserve your spot for $5 (+ $8.50 if you would like a Bon Appetit boxed lunch).

To learn more about the Ape Cave and Mt. St. Helens area:

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