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May 11, 2021:

Use the online lottery to apply for JULY. June is now closed and lottery winners will be called by May 14th (Mon-Fri, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm).

May lottery winners were already called the first 2 weeks of April. If you did not receive a call from us, you were not selected. Please check your email (and spam folder) for no-reply@goldmyer.org.

ROAD AND TRAIL CONDITIONS:

THE CAVE IS OPEN AGAIN!

  • Minimum of 4 hours travel (each way) from the Seattle area to the Goldmyer Property (2 hrs drive + 2 hrs hike).
  • 18 miles of Forest Service road with no reception, 6+ miles are rough, unpaved road; there can be water on the road with heavy rain and snow melt.
  • Mandatory 4.5 mile hike (or bike) each way to the property on Forest Service trails (10 miles round trip with additional hiking on the property).

  • APPROPRIATE VEHICLES ARE NECESSARY! High Ground Clearance Vehicles (9" or more: TRUCK or SUV with 4WD) are essential even in the Summer.
  • NO regular cars/sedans/minivans.
  • Please DO NOT BLOCK the road, gates, or turn-around areas.

  • Have sturdy, waterproof hiking boots and trekking poles for the hike. It is fairly flat, with low elevation gain, but rocky and uneven.
  • Bicycles are suitable for most of the hiking route (you may need to walk the rocky or high water areas).
USE THE DIRECTIONS THAT WERE EMAILED TO YOU (time frames are included). Do not use GPS or other resources.

You should always travel with the following emergency equipment in your vehicle:

  • Extra Water and Food
  • A Full Gas Tank and Extra Gas
  • Chainsaw (for clearing deadfall trees on remote forest roads)
  • Axe or Hand Saw
  • Shovel
  • Jumper Cables
  • Nylon Tow Strap and a Winch
  • First Aid Kit
  • Basic Repair Kit and Tool Box
  • Spare Tire (fully inflated!)
  • Blankets or Sleeping Bags (even if you don't plan to camp)
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Hand and Foot Warmers
  • In addition: let someone know when you're due home or back in phone service area and what emergency service to contact if you are not reachable by a certain time (the office is not an emergency number).



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