Juniper Creek – June 11, 2016

Didn’t need to go to Plan B for today’s planned trip on Juniper Creek in the Ocala National Forest. The launch was open in the Recreation Area and we did the 7.2 mile trip down to SR 19 with only slightly higher than normal water level and current speed.  Juniper is always loads of fun!  With a fast current and so many twists and turns there was little time to take photos, but I got a few to share.

The upper section of the run is narrow and winding with crystal clear water.

The upper section of the run is narrow and winding with crystal clear water.

Low bridge! always lots of downed trees to maneuver over, under, around and through.

Low bridge! Always lots of downed trees to maneuver over, under, around and through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Button Bush - Cephalanthus occidentalis

Button Bush – Cephalanthus occidentalis

A nice BIG gator - 10 feet or so. Not the big guy that lives on the Creek, but big enough!

A nice BIG gator – 10 feet or so. Not the big guy that lives on the Creek, but big enough!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Red-bellied cooter - Pseudemys nelsoni

Florida Red-bellied cooter – Pseudemys nelsoni

"The Rapids" - about 15 seconds of WHEEEEE!

“The Rapids” – about 15 seconds of WHEEEEE!