15 October 2022 MCKC Meeting

15 October 2022 MCKC Meeting

Trip report by Rick Hines Saturday, I attended the MCKC’s 30th Anniversary at Carroll Cave where Alex Litsch, president of Missouri Cave and Karst Conservancy, and I signed the deed (PDF attached), donating the Carroll Cave Conservancy’s real estate to MCKC. This...
15 October 2022 Upper Thunder River

15 October 2022 Upper Thunder River

Trip report by Tony Schmitt Entry Time: 10amExit Time: 4pm As part of the MCKC 30th anniversary and celebration of the Carroll Cave acquisition, I agreed to lead a trip. Martin Carmichael (Chouteau Grotto) along with Jen Sutherland and Cathleen Yung (both MVG) signed...
8 and 9 October Work Weekend Report

8 and 9 October Work Weekend Report

Trip report by Rick Hines I was hopeful that we would be able to get the Pic Walenta memorial shelter ready for pouring concrete, which was accomplished. I drove down Friday afternoon and picked up an auger attachment for a skid steer and a 12” auger from A-B rental...

27 Aug 2022 Survey trip report – Alex Litsch

Alex LitschLower Thunder RiverDL28-29-2022Kohl Mitchell, Cathleen Yung, and Myself were the first crew of many to enter Carroll Cave at about 9:30amon 8-29-2022. I rappelled down first to check that the rope we rigged the night before had made it to the bottom.After...

27 Aug 2022 Survey trip report – Bob Lerch

This was the first trip in 20 years with 6 teams and 18 cavers. Not since the beginning of the project in September 2002, have we had this many people on a survey trip. Dan Lamping recruited cavers from all over the state with the hopes of introducing new cavers to...