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Litas Retreat from the Heat! (Litas-only)

  • QuikTrip 19010 US 24 Hwy Independence, Missouri 64058 United States (map)

Join Pam Smith and the Litas for a ride to the Devil’s Icebox/Connor’s Cave, located in the middle of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park in Columbia, MO.

After what will more than likely be a hot ride, we will explore Connor’s Cave where the temperature stays a cool 56° year-round! [Note: Devil’s Icebox Cave is closed until further notice to protect the endangered gray bats within it from “white nose syndrome”, a bat-killing fungal disease]. 

The Park Service offers free, 20-minute guided tours through Connor’s Cave (hardhats & flashlights provided). We can also explore the cave on our own but will need to furnish our own flashlights. Water/waterproof shoes/boots are highly recommended due to shallow water pools throughout the cave. The Park also offers shaded walking trails, including wooden bridges, streams, rock bluffs and grasslands. 

We will meet at the QuikTrip located at 19010 US-24 Hwy in Independence, MO at 9:00 a.m. Kickstands up at 9:30 a.m. sharp! 

The trip will be approximately 310 secondary road miles, round trip, and include a lunch stop (place TBD). We will return to the original meeting spot between 6:30-7:00 p.m.

The proposed route is:

*You will need to bring plenty of water to keep hydrated*

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