|Our site - 11|
We spent the first few days exploring the tunnel and visitor‘s center.
|Everyone's doing the locomotion....|
There are two ways to get down to the tunnel…you can ride the chairlift or you can hike. We did both!
|Syl and I are cautious!|
|Gin and Dan are not!|
|Looking up - pictures do not do it justice!|
|Dan walking towards the tunnel|
|Would love to see a train now!|
|Another perspective of the height|
|Taking a stroll|
|Little cabin in the big woods|
|You know I love "back" pictures|
|We purchased all day passes to ride the chairlift. A bargain at $6 a person|
|View from Lover's Leap|
|The mountains are calling - we must go!|
|Syl and I on the trail at Lover's Leap - the drop-off is right past the chain fence|
|The only time we saw the train was when we hiked Stock Creek Trail|
|The hills are alive.....I LOVE this picture!|
|Rock hopping on Stock Creek Trail|
|Tiger lilies were everywhere|
|North side of the tunnel - no one in sight!|
|Mom and Cathy - this is for you!|
Syl and I had signed up for a caving program. This is something that intrigued me but also knew I would be pushing my limits. Cold, dark, damp enclosed space. Hmmm….oh yeah - and little did I know - heights!
|Our guide, Cory, unlocking the gates|
We had 10 people in our group. We were told we would get dirty; we may get muddy. We got both! The cave was a “wet” cave and you had to do plenty of crawling. It was beautiful inside but also a little bit scary! Cory did a good job explaining different features of the cave and gave us time to look around. The scariest point of the experience was a cliff you had to navigate. It was about 20-25 feet high and about a foot or so wide. One side of the cliff was cave wall….the other side was open - and at the bottom, if you fell, was a substance like quicksand. GREAT! Thank goodness there was a rope you could hang on to but I was still very nervous. My friendly hiking partner Syl understands my fear of heights and is of great assistance when I am out of my comfort zone. I am so glad we had the chance to do it! It was absolutely amazing.