7 November 2020 Work Day

Report by Jeff Page.

Participants: Martin Carmichael, Jim Cooley, Julie Cottrell, Rebecca Carpenter, George Tengel, Cliff Gill, Rick Hines, Jeff Page.

This was one of those days where the stars were in perfect alignment. The credit goes entirely to our adjacent landowners, Tim and Stacy Brown. They spotted us on the part of their land where Bill Pfantz had kept his trailer, boat, vehicles, and junk. Starting the day we agreed to concentrate our efforts on getting this site cleared and checked off the list. read more

19 September 2020 Work Weekend

Report by Jeff Page.

Participants: Rick Hines, Bill Gee, Rita Worden, Nathan, Sarah, Sam and Ben Taylor, Matthew Hernandez (new member) and Jeff Page. Cameo appearance by Terry Sherman on Friday evening.

All except Rita came Friday evening and camped. The weather was perfect for outdoor activities. We had a few items on the list to be addressed. These things happened more or less simultaneously. read more

24 October 2020 Bat Census Trip Report

Participants: – Bill Gee (trip leader)
Seth Colston
Kristen Godfrey
Isaac Smith
Vona Kuczynska
Jeanette Bailey

Time in – 10:20 a.m.
Time Out – 8:20 p.m.

This is the annual bat census trip that we run in October every year. This year we had some extra tasks and special participants. Vona is a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who specializes in grey bats, and Jeanette is a biologist with Missouri Department of Conservation specializing in bat ecology. I was very please that both were able to make this trip. read more

October 2020 Landowner Trips

Report by Rick Hines


Four of the five landowner 2020 trips took place October 10 and 11. The fifth trip went in the following Saturday, Oct 17. All five trips went well and hopefully furthered the CCC’s goal to expand awareness within the community of the amazing cave system below their land, that we believe needs to be protected and conserved. The trips visited Angel Pool passage, Thunder Falls, and Carroll passage. read more

6 Sep 2020 Camping trip report

Trip report by Nathan Taylor.

Trip date: 2020-09-06
Project manager:
Trip purpose: Camping only
Areas of Cave visited: Campground
Trip participants: Sam Taylor, Ben Taylor
Entry Time: n/a
Exit Time: n/a
The trip report: My two sons (age 10 and 6) and myself camped outside the cave as an end of summer getaway (and opportunity for my wife to prepare for their home based education this fall). We arrived at 3:15 on Sunday afternoon (Sept 6). We departed at 8:00 Monday morning. read more