Saturday, December 8, 2012

Going, Seeing, Doing… Part 2

While on duty the other day our supervisor suggested we take the time to explore Alexander Springs.  Or so he thought.  What we heard was Juniper Springs.

A first magnitude spring gushing 15 million gallons of water a day, Juniper is beautiful.  And driving up to the pay entrance in a Forest Service truck saying, “We’re just going to take a look around.” is fun whether you are in the right spot or not!  We really appreciated the opportunity to explore the area.

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The swimming pool.
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Old CCC built bridge with sand boils underneath (water bubbling up through the sand).  This and the structure to create the swimming pool were built in the 1930’s.
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The water is crystal clear and a constant 72 degrees.2012-12-2 Ocala (7)
The start of the seven mile Juniper Canoe run.  Yes, there is actually water over that sand.
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Still loving the touches of Fall that we are getting here.
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Stay tuned for Part 3…