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LENORE CAVES CACHE
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Located North of Soap Lake aon SR 17 over looking Lake Lenore to the West and Alkali Lake to the North A 200 ft elevation gain in 1/2 mile distance. A faded sign at the entrance says "CLOSED FROM 10:00 pm. TO 4:00 am."
After doing Take a Fly Leave a Fly cache (GCF410) I could not resist going and placing a cache up around the Lenore Caves. This is a must do experience going and looking at the numerous sizes of caves in the basalt rock cliffs. From the trail head the path is asphalt up to the 31 steps. After climbing the setps the main trail heads South and has several side paths off to different caves. Some of these paths take you out to the cliff edges. (PLEASE WATCH YOUNG CHILDREN AS THE CLIFFS ARE NOT PROTECTED) I would not advise doing the hike in hours of darkness. The caves are not very deep, so lights are not an issue during day time use. The coords are right on to find the cache. I know, I had to go back to the cache twice. As I was putting a TB into a Baggie I mistakenly dropped my car keys into the same bag. After hiding the cache, I took a few pictures and left. When I got back to the car, I did not have my car keys. Fortunately the car was unlocked. I spent a while looking for the keys, and then realized I also did not fill out the Log Book for the cache title. Now is getting late and the sun had set. Armed with flash lights, I head back to the cache for the second time. It was dark when I got there. The GPS took me within 2 ft. of the cache. Secured the car keys, Filled out the Log book and hiked out. Even though I did not see or hear any snakes, They may be around.
- A view looking in the WestLake Lenore and SR17 from the area of the cache
- North viewThe parking lot is 1/2 mile North from the area near the cache. Alkali Lake is in the back ground along with SR17
Last Updated: on 1/6/2018 6:08:33 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (2:08 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum