Jim Berndt rappeling down the Devil's Throat.
Me climbing out of The Pit.
Shea in The Pit
Brad Smith and I took the Ellensburg 3rd Ward Priest Quorum into the cave last weekend. We slept just below the 1st rappel. (There is a nice (almost dry) flat sandy spot which makes a nice camp site.) We got to the end of the cave by 11:00 am the next morning and were out of the cave by 3:00pm. We met a group of Venture Scouts from Kennewick at the Devil's Throat (rappel No. 2) and had a nice visit with them. They had never gone beyond The Pit (the 3rd rappel), nor onto the Devil's Gut (the 4th rappel and the largest room in the cave), which is sad because beyond that, just above the Rainbow Room is the best part of the cave. The last rappel (the Devil's bowels) is complex and big and fun to explore. Below are some pics of this last trip and when Shea and I went with Evan Berndt and his dad last summer.