Dead River Sink and Iche Nippy Dip Day 2018-01-06

Reminder: the first leg of the Alapaha Quest has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2018, so see you at Sheboggy Landing then, not tomorrow.

However, if you want to get out in the cold this Saturday, January 6, 2018, other groups have two outings scheduled in the Suwannee River Basin: Alapaha Dead River Hike and Iche Nippy Dip Day.

Iche Nippy Dip Day

Ichetucknee Springs State Park says:

Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Saturday, January 6, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm EST

Ichetucknee Springs State Park Staff would like to invite you to the “Annual Iche Nippy Dip Day.” Participate in an old tradition of starting your New Year by taking a “nippy dip” in the beautiful, clear 72 degree water of the Ichetucknee Springs headspring. For the uninitiated, this is a perfect time to start your new tradition by taking the “nippy dip!” The first “dip shift” is at 10:00 a.m. with the last “dip shift” at 11:00 a.m.

Campfire with Primitive Fire Demonstration Prior to the Nippy Dip. Hot Chocolate and S’mores avalible for around the Fire Once the dip is over!

There will be a Chili Cook-off from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. benefiting Relay for Life—Sponssored by Team Buccaneer. Come sample lots of Chili ! Chili sampling is $5.00.

The headspring is located at the North Entrance, off Elim Church Road (County Road 238). Come join the fun!

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

There is a park entrance fee; follow the link for that, address, etc.

Alapaha Dead River Hike

Florida Springs Institute says:

January Outing: Alapaha Dead River Hike

When: 06 Jan 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Alapaha Dead River Region, Jennings, Florida

Meetup Locations:

  • Dave Wilson’s house in Gainesville at 8:00 AM or
  • Sunoco Gas Station where I-75 exits at Route 6 at 10:00 AM.
    Sunoco Gas Station, 8070 FL-6, Jasper, FL 32052

Spaces left: 12

There are registration fees.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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