Hiking the Ape Cave Lava Tubes

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Upper Ape Cave (Mount St. Helens)

Last summer, I found myself standing at the mouth of a lava tube in Washington state. The August sun was was hot on my back, but as I looked down into the cave, the cold breeze, seemingly coming from the center of the earth itself, blew back at my face. I reached up, clicked my headlamp on and sent one last glance behind me before descending into the darkness.

4 Essential Hikes to Experience the PNW in a Hurry

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The Pacific Northwest gets a lot of love on Instagram. I gotta say, I didn’t get it until I went myself last summer. Trust me – the Insta-fame is well deserved.

Countless trails snaking through pristine alpine wilderness, turquoise blue lakes, and a coastline to die for… It’s really that gorgeous. Perhaps the most incredible thing about the PNW is its diversity of landscapes. One moment you’re standing on a fog-covered granite peak, and the next you’re underground, trying to make your way through a pitch-black lava cave.

An Introduction + a little about me

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Hello, internet! Welcome to my brand-new blog!

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My name is Emily Boe Lee, and I’m an adventure travel photographer currently calling Boston, Massachusetts my home. I specialize in landscape and lifestyle, but I’m always experimenting with something new. I shoot digital, but sometimes film.

I always find that reading long introduction posts is kind of a drag. So, here’s the essentials.