January hike leads to fun discoveries at Cedar Gap

Recently my girlfriend Jenn and I decided that it was finally time to hike Cedar Gap Conservation Area.

Both of us recalled passing by the familiar brown Missouri Department of Conservation sign many times on Highway 60, but never stopping. 

So, on a chilly January Saturday, we set out about an hour east of Springfield to mark Cedar Gap off our list.

Cedar Gap is relatively new, having come under the Missouri Department of Conversation in 1999. 

A group of dedicated citizens banded together and raised funds to purchase the 391 acres that were deeded over to the conservation department.

“The Cedar Gap Plateau is recognized as the second-highest point in the State of Missouri,” according to the MDC website.

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