Ape Cave at Mt. Saint Helens


Ape Cave

Mt. Saint Helens

main entrance of
the Ape Cave

cracks formed in the walls as
the lava cooled & contracted




negotiating rockfall



"cave slim" is a bacteria
that lives on the walls

grafitti written in
sensitive cave slim




plant growth below
the "Skylight"

approaching the upper
end of the cave




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Mt. Saint Helens Resources & Links

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Notes regarding photos & captions

The images above were taken with a Panasonic-Lumix DMC-FZ20 digital camera. They were then cropped and enhanced (color, lighting, sharpening, image compression, ...) in Adobe Photoshop Elements. The webpage was created using Macromedia Dreamweaver. Website hosting by lunarpages.com.

*Please be aware that the identifications on this site are done by a novice naturalist. Any assistance regarding incorrect or missing identifications would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to contact me at the email address shown below.


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Created by Michael R. Clapp (2007). All rights reserved.
For more information, contact: mclapp@nwnature.net

updated: 8/10/07