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May 2000

Staying Cool In Missouri’s Caves

In Whites Creek Cave you can explore in nature's own cooling system, and observe its grateful inhabitants.

Getting There:

From Fremont (located on US 60 in southeastern Missouri), take County Highway J south for 16 miles to Whites Creek trailhead at Camp

Five Pond.

Prime Time:

June, July.

Guides:

Irish Wilderness, available free from Mark Twain National Forest (see below). America’s Neighborhood Bats, by Merlin D. Tuttle (University of Texas Press, 800-252-3206; $10.95). The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain (Penguin, 800-526-0275; $5.95).

Contact:

Mark Twain National Forest, (573) 325-4233.

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