Interior of Ape Cave entrance

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Comments (7)

Larry Workman QIN on November 8, 2009

Hello Tom.

Great to see some of your recent uploads. I only made it to Ape Cave for the first time in mid-September. It was thrilling for me and brought back any memories of the many times I went caving in the limestone caves of Indiana in the late 1960's.

I did not make it to the Pine Creek area while there in September as I spent most of my time on the lava flows in the June Lake area, but after seeing some of your photos, it is on my places to visit.

Best regards, Larry

Tom Ringold on November 11, 2009

Thanks Larry. I regret I only made it to the lahar. Had I had a bit more time I would have liked to have gone to Lava Canyon. I still regret not going!

Did you get any shot of the recent big surf?

My best Tom

Larry Workman QIN on November 11, 2009

Hi Tom. There is a great deal to see all around St. Helens. I, too, am looking forward to getting to Lava Canyon and other sites on the south side of the mountain that I have yet to visit.

I did post two photos of the surf, both from Point Grenville. THIS ONE and the one that follows it.

Best regards, Larry

Hank Waxman on November 28, 2009

Greetings Tom. I too enjoyed the whole series of the Ape Cave, but this shot has some added dimesions: the opening to the green outside, the lighting and the people giving it scale. Nicely executed.

Best regards,


Tom Ringold on January 23, 2010

Sorry I missed your comment Hank. This cave was so mysterious, it was obviously pitch black so there was some what of a suprise when the flash went off.

Best Regards


Larry Workman QIN on October 8, 2011

Hi Tom.

Happy to see this one in the Hiking Trails group. You did an excellent job on capturing the astmosphere here.

Best regards, Larry

Tom Ringold on October 8, 2011

Larry I am glad I joined your groups!


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 7, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tom Ringold
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2009/07/11 12:55:14
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO3200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired