Cave, shelter from the storm

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Comments (2) on June 10, 2010

Wow! I know that cave well. Around 1995 a friend and I were kayaking to Brooks and we got into trouble, long story short, both capsized and swam our boats into that beach area. Well, we swam the kayaks close then abandoned them in the huge curling waves so they didn't land on top of us. Tide was rising, limited options to get off that beach unless the tide is out and we did not know how high the tide was going to go (april and full moon) so we clambered up the rocks for a few hours in the rain while our kayaks got smashed to pieces. Once we saw the tide did not reach the cliffs we climbed down and spent the night in that cave using bits of kayak fiberglass as blankets. The next morning at low tide we were able to walk south to the next beach and spent 2 days bushwhacking back to our car. Looks like the logging roads have pushed in a lot further in the past 15 years than where they were at the time.

M & T on June 13, 2010

We were also on our way to Brooks in 2001 when a monster of a summer storm hit. The 8 of us (and our dog) moved into this cave and stayed there, totally protected, for 5 days. It was a huge cave, with openings to both sides of the headland. Eventually the weather broke and we had to head back home. We finally made it to Brooks (from the south side) a couple of years later.

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