On Saturday, January 12, 2013, Phillip Ellison and Erin Thomas lead new LEGers Audrey Shire and Amber Dry through Mystery Cave. This was Audrey and Ambers’s first wild cave tour. Due to poor weather predicted for the afternoon, our trip was limited to a few hours in the morning and only the upstream passages. We spent the morning exploring the cave at a leisurely pace, taking the time to scrutinize formations and look for fossils in the steam bed. Our trip was a success and enjoyed by our new members. (Photo by Audrey Shire)
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The US Fish and Wildlife is having a public hearing Tuesday Oct 30th from 5~8 pm at the Perryville Higher Education Center in Perryville, MO. The topic of discussion is a proposal to put the Grotto Sculpin on the Federal Endangered Species List. This will (dramatically) affect caving in Perry County. There are lots of concerns here. Please try to attend if possible. Your input could be invaluable.
The Department of Geology at SIU-C will present an excellent cave diving seminar by Stephanie Schwabe on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. in the Parkinson Laboratory building room number 110. Stephanie Schwabe is a widely renowned and respected cave diver and scientist. Please join us for an exciting talk.
Stephanie Schwabe is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. She was named a NASA fellow in exo-biology for her discovery of a unique life system found only in the black fresh water holes in the Bahamas, and was featured in the book titled Women of Discovery: A Celebration of Intrepid Women Who Explored the World. In 2004, Schwabe was given the "Women of Discovery Courage Award" by Wings WorldQuest.
On Saturday, October 6, 2012 the Grotto will be taking a group of young cavers on a tour or the upper north, fossil and perhaps a few other areas of Mystery Cave in Perry County, Missouri. We expect a group of about a dozen persons to attend with a few first time cavers present in the group. A trip report/interview by the Grotto editor will be forth coming with maybe a few photos 😉
It is our pleasure to introduce our sport new cavers so that we don’t become a society of “crusty cavers”.
The LEG annual campout will be held from the Friday evening of Nov. 9 through Sunday 11th. We will be camping just up the road from the 76 Conservation Area near Perryville, MO. Plan for a weekend of camping, caving, and campfires! Saturday night there will be a monster pot of chili for all! If you plan to join us, please let me know in order to make it easier to plan the meal etc!
The campout is a great time and a good excuse to get away for the weekend. This will be a kid friendly weekend with multiple small caving trips. If you have any further questions, just let us know. Hope to see everybody there!