Monday, February 2, 2009

This is My World/China Hat Rd. Caves

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Sunday was our day to finally get out and take a drive, we have not been out much this winter and i have to say i was feeling the caved in feeling of being housebound, do you ever feel that way?
Well anyway it was also Super Bowl and since we are not into football it was a good time to head out and enjoy some driving time and scenery time.
So we headed out to China Hat Rd, which is forest land and also had many side roads to explore along with some campgrounds. Also very popular for off road vehicles .
There is also a few caves out that way, which really arn't marked that well. But we did find a couple. Have to say i am not brave enough to go into them.Specially since it is hard to get too.Besides i don't like dark areas.

No signs to let ya know there are caves here but they have it all blocked off so that you can't drive your rigs on the path. So we started walking the trail and our first find was this one, a big hole in the ground as you can see if you enlarge the photos nothing but rocks in this part of the country, LAVA all around us.
Nevada and Princess walking on the trail, here is the hole that will lead you to the cave if you want to explore.
And here is the entrance to the cave.
As you can see the rim of the hole and all that rock.I will continue this drive on my next post so come back and check out the rest of the trip

The primitive campground is in a remote area of the Deschutes National Forest at 5,100 feet elevation. There are 14 sites for tents, trailers and RVs up to 30 feet. There are picnic tables, fire grills, and vault toilets, but no piped water. The campground is open from May to late October, weather permitting. No reservations are accepted and there is no fee. To reach it, drive east on USFS Rd 22 for 30 miles, then north on USFS Rd 18 for six miles.


AVCr8teur said...

I know what you mean about being "caved in". I feel the same way when I don't go out and take some photos every so often. Looks like everyone was watching the Superbowl while you were out exploring. Did you go into the cave? I guess I'll find out in a future post. :D

alicesg said...

Cute name for a road. Very nice outdoor photos.

fishing guy said...

Lilli: What a neat look at the cave, I do want to see inside. You need to take a bright light.

Jedediah said...

Great photos. I think I would have gone exploring the cave, I love stuff like that.

Kathy said...

Looks like you enjoyed your sunday. I don't blame you for not wanting to go into any of those caves. What if there is a sleeping bear in there?? LOL
Great shots. =) Hope you have a wonderful week.

antigoni said...

Excellent post and photos.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Housebound and caved in? lol! Yeppers that's me. It's been 4 weeks already and will be several more months until I can walk again and drive. :P

Cool photos of an interesting and rugged landscape. Thanks for taking me along for the tour!


Sara G said...

Great post and photo's!!
Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I don't think I'd go exploring inside a cave or a hole in the ground-unless maybe I was with an experienced trekker.
great photos & interesting post!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Not a football fan either, so I think you made a good choice to get out. Looks like an interesting place to visit.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm not going into any caves.
Thanks for sharing your outing.

Shionge said...

This is so neat and cool, I was wondering if there's anything in that cave.

Baruch said...

I must be honest - I wouldn't be brave enough to go in either

Kathiesbirds said...

How nice to get out and explore. I'm with you, though. I'll stay out of the caves!