Once again I am drawn north to the Supes. a 90 minute drive but always so worth it. I have only scratched the surface of this wondrous wilderness. I had heard people talk of the Wave Cave and although only a 4 mile round trip hike, still worth a one time visit. I slotted in with the "HHH" group and 14 participants.
We gazed to the north and there, barely visible, is the narrow, horizontal slit, our destination. With a group of this size, there are bound to be a broad range of fitness levels and of course there were. The slowest were very slow (but always welcome) but after stopping to regroup a couple of times, I decided that was enough and kept going.
About 3/4 of the way there, I looked back and decided not to be a complete Richard Cranium so waited for a few to catch up. Then we shoved off for the final assault...soon reaching....
....the wave cave with very cool views to the east. Others began to arrive and I volunteered to take pics just to make myself useful and someone took an image of.....
....me! One woman did not figure out that everyone wanted to have their image taken at this point and she was kind of in the way but oh well.
I walked deeper into the cave and now you can see how it got its name as more people arrived.
Soon, everyone wanted to have their picture taken, surfing the wave. I ran out of patience, thanked the organizer and headed back down. I figured they would be there another 30 minutes and that is too long for me.
Descending, I looked back. Definitely a destination one time but doubt I do the hike again unless it is paired with another destination. The trail, well defined, is easy to follow but there are at least 4 junctions that need to be navigated so having a gps file is needed unless hiking with someone who has previously completed the hike.