A few years back we were out exploring the back end of Menzies mainline. We found our way across to the Memekay River Valley and were checking out the views. We came around a corner in the road and there in front of us was a water sprinkler sending up water at the edge of the road. Needless to say, but this was something we did not expect to see.
We stopped to have a better look, it appeared to be a campsite. It also appeared to be used on a regular basis. As we looked around, we noticed there were benches and a table stored under a tarp, the benches had Vancouver Island Cave Exploration Group stamped on them. This was quite intriguing to us. We began to look around, and we discovered that there were numerous caves to be found. One of these caves was just over the edge of the road, it was Crystal Cave, and it was pretty cool.
After exploring the Crystal Cave, we hiked around a bit and found several more caves right in the vicinity. It was the start of checking out the area’s caves, we have crawled through at least 20 or more of the local caves here and usually find at least one more on every visit to the area.
Crystal Cave is a pretty easy cave to explore, with no real tight crawls, lots of formations, and several ways to exit.