Files Report for April-June 2008
Mick Sutton sent a report on the Gulf in Wayne County that was written by
one J. Vineyard and OCRed into text. This is a useful
thing that someone (anyone!) could spend a bunch of time doing that would
really help the overall usefulness of the files. Mick also sent a nice
biological evaluation report on a new passage in Onondaga Cave.
Eric Hertzler sent a beautiful map
of the Busiek
Cave complex, a group of four caves in
Christian County (including a now-destroyed one).
Jon Beard sent a bunch of corrections, questions and
comments about caves in Lawrence
County. This is yet another
area that badly needs sorting out.
Gary Johnson verified a cave lead in the Ozark Riverways. KCAG mapped the spring cave, which was
originally located by an NPS employee doing spring surveys.
Roy Gold sent locations of five new caves on Lake Taneycomo
in Branson (that’s Taney
County, for those that
don’t know how Taneycomo was named). He, Bob Taylor,
and Jon Beard learned of potential caves at this spot from Jerry Vineyard.
Alan Leary of MoDOT sent
photographs and information on a new cave (now sealed) in Howell County.
Joel Laws followed this up with a GPS location on the thing.
Kris Hartman sent a new location from Ste. Genevieve County
plus an overlay of their active project cave.
Ben Miller sent another new cave location for Crawford County. Ben has been cleaning up the Vilander Bluff area, long a problem for various reasons.
Leonard Butts sent a location and nice report on a cave in Franklin County. This is on the Bourbeuse River – Strain 7.5’ - an area that
almost nobody has ever looked for caves in. In fact, the better part of the Bourbeuse has almost no caves located along it. Yet.
Spike Crews sent a new cave location from Phelps County,
a new cave location and report from Washington
County, and cleared up an error in Phelps County.
Jim Cooley sent a new location and report for two new caves
in Benton County
(now 47 caves there). And he sent a location and
report and photograph for a new cave in Camden County
on MDC land. Jim has also been busy locating new and lost caves in the Irish
Wilderness in Oregon
County. Four new caves
have resulted from this excellent effort. Jim also sent photos of entrances in Benton County.
Philip Moss sent an improved location for a pit in Perry County
that has been covered over for years.
Ben Miller sent a bunch of very nice maps: Above Fox Cave
and Indian Ladder Pit (by Ben and Bob Lerch) both in
Barry County, Bear Tooth Cave in Crawford County (by Ben, Shawn
Williams and Joe Sikorski), Caesar Valley Cave in
Stone County (by Ben and Amber Spohn), Maple Valley
Cave in Barry County (by Ben, Bob Lerch and James
Potts), Paper Mulberry Cave and Stockade Cave in Crawford County (by Ben), and
Rat Cave, Turn Around Cave, and Rootstone Cave, all
in McDonald County (by Ben and Emma Franklin).
Apologies to those whose contributions have slipped my mind…
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