Gular Ice Cave
Ancient volcanic activity formed the 650-foot-long, four-section Gular Ice Cave lava tube, which during pioneer times supplied ice for the towns of The Dalles and Hood River. Accessible from Ice Caves Campground, six miles west of Trout Lake, the cave entrance is a collapsed sink, 15 feet across and 14 feet deep, connected to three other collapsed sinks by passageways.
Wear warm clothing and sturdy boots, and bring at least two dependable flashlights. A helmet is also a good idea. The cave is managed by the Forest Service.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition