Saturday, August 27, 2016

Going Ape

Standing by the Going Ape Sculpture
Going Ape is a Mega Geocaching Event held in August every year at Iron Horse State Park - Hyak. This was our first time attending. Description below of the event

The APE is found in the rugged, snow-capped Cascade Mountains, just a short drive from Seattle, where you can walk through the spooky 2-mile-long Tunnel of Light, find one of the oldest caches in Washington, and visit the APE tribute cache. Plus, we hear that Sasquatch and Fen Dweller have been sighted in the area - so watch out!

We only walked the tunnel and went on top.  We did not make it all the way to the tribute cache.  The Snoqualmie Tunnel is 2.3 miles long and we walked it to the end and back.  It felt wonderful on a hot day. We did find the Fen Dweller in the tunnel. The tunnel was quite busy with bikes and hikers. This is totally the year of the rail trail.
Hubby and I after walking one way through the tunnel
We also got a chance to hike to the top of the tunnel entry.  I wish I had gotten a picture of people on the top. 
Boys on Top of Tunnel
We also had the opportunity to do a lot of lab caches.  Theses are special caches.  One of the lab caches was a lock pick cache.  All the boys managed to pick the lock.

We turned in our Ape Tag for a Glow in the Dark Special Edition Ape Coin.  Check out Spotting Ape to see how we found our tag.

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