Pictures: Allen Ramp to SRSP with shoals and springs –Gretchen Quarterman 2019-06-01

Two photographers, three cameras, one outing: Allen Ramp to Suwannee River State Park, past Double Window Spring, Morgan Spring Run, Powerline Spring, Corbett Spring, Withlacoochee River, Suwannee River, and Suwanacoochee Spring, plus that chair on the old road bridge buttress, and let’s not forget Battery Shoals, Wipe-Out Shoals, Deer Shoals, Deer Shoals, and Melvin Shoals, where 1/3 of our paddlers (starting with me) fell in. Thanks, Shirley Kokidko for leading us from Allen Ramp to Suwannee River State Park, June 1, 2019.

[Left: Allen Ramp, Corbett Spring; Right: Melvin Shoals, Suwanacoochee Spring]
Left: Allen Ramp, Corbett Spring; Right: Melvin Shoals, Suwanacoochee Spring

We started at Allen Ramp. All pictures are by Gretchen Quarterman, except where marked jsq, when I took them. Click on any small picture for a bigger one. All the pictures are also on the WWALS website.

[Banners: Pre-launch photo four more arrived afterwards, 08:36:05]
Banners: Pre-launch photo four more arrived afterwards, 08:36:05

[Saw a caterpillar to start out the day, 07:04:07, 31.0122500, -83.2696528]
Saw a caterpillar to start out the day, 07:04:07, 31.0122500, -83.2696528

On the river

[On the river by jsq, 09:58:18, 30.4490433, -83.2211629]
On the river by jsq, 09:58:18, 30.4490433, -83.2211629

Onwards

[Straightaway by jsq, 10:21:11]
Straightaway by jsq, 10:21:11

Turtles on a log

[Turtles by jsq, 10:26:58]
Turtles by jsq, 10:26:58

Stepping along

[Steps and climbing fern by jsq, 10:29:57]
Steps and climbing fern by jsq, 10:29:57

Unnamed tiny shoal

[Tight spot by jsq, 10:39:13]
Tight spot by jsq, 10:39:13

Curiosities

[I couldn't tell what this was on the leaves. Saw it several places, 10:51:41]
I couldn’t tell what this was on the leaves. Saw it several places, 10:51:41

Lunch

[Rest stop and a snack, 10:55:36]
Rest stop and a snack, 10:55:36

Battery Shoals

[Keep Right, 11:23:15]
Keep Right, 11:23:15

Round the bend

[Guess what is around there by jsq, 11:37:08, 30.4184196, -83.2167389]
Guess what is around there by jsq, 11:37:08, 30.4184196, -83.2167389

Wipe-Out Shoals

[Gretchen in the green boat by jsq, 11:42:10]
Gretchen in the green boat by jsq, 11:42:10

Something on the left

[Bunch of boats by jsq, 11:44:20]
Bunch of boats by jsq, 11:44:20

Double Window Spring

[Preparing to swim, 11:44:04]
Preparing to swim, 11:44:04

Deer Shoals

[More rapids, 11:55:04]
More rapids, 11:55:04

Morgan Spring Run

[Looks like water runs here by jsq, 11:58:22, 30.4196593, -83.2077785]
Looks like water runs here by jsq, 11:58:22, 30.4196593, -83.2077785

Deer Shoals

[Sementha Mathews by jsq, 12:05:55]
Sementha Mathews by jsq, 12:05:55

Willow Bend

[Tree reaches middle of river, 12:21:11]
Tree reaches middle of river, 12:21:11

Mericle residence

[Canoe and steps, 12:25:39]
Canoe and steps, 12:25:39

Beyond Willow Bend

[More karst, 12:27:14]
More karst, 12:27:14

SW 76th Blvd Power Line

[Pylons by jsq, 12:22:08, 30.4152495, -83.2022450]
Pylons by jsq, 12:22:08, 30.4152495, -83.2022450

Powerline Spring

[Probably there by jsq, 12:23:29]
Probably there by jsq, 12:23:29

Corbett Spring

[Clearly spring water by jsq, 12:26:39, 30.4157, -83.1992]
Clearly spring water by jsq, 12:26:39, 30.4157000, -83.1992000

Snacks before shoals

[Convenient pullout by jsq, 12:41:29]
Convenient pullout by jsq, 12:41:29

Melvin Shoals

[There it is by jsq, 13:11:31, 30.4144010, -83.1909744]
There it is by jsq, 13:11:31, 30.4144010, -83.1909744

Famous sign

[Paddle faster, I hear banjos, 14:06:12, 30.4114333, -83.1835111]
Paddle faster, I hear banjos, 14:06:12, 30.4114333, -83.1835111

Old CR 141 bridge piling

[Obelisk, 14:06:47]
Obelisk, 14:06:47

SE 44th Ave. Power Line

[Fancy pylon, 14:09:59, 30.4109028, -83.1811139]
Fancy pylon, 14:09:59, 30.4109028, -83.1811139

CR 141 Bridge

[With paddlers and edifice beyond bridge, 14:11:26, 30.4104306, -83.1802750]
With paddlers and edifice beyond bridge, 14:11:26, 30.4104306, -83.1802750

Odd old tank

[Old broken tank, 14:50:48]
Old broken tank, 14:50:48

Suwanacoochee Spring

[The Coles, 14:51:52]
The Coles, 14:51:52

[The pack, 14:52:00]
The pack, 14:52:00

[Spring wall, 15:03:56]
Spring wall, 15:03:56

[Sementha at Suwanacoochee, 15:04:28]
Sementha at Suwanacoochee, 15:04:28

[Spring gushing through wall, 15:04:36]
Spring gushing through wall, 15:04:36

[Debarking at Suwanacoochee; Note that Dan Bowland is emptying water out of his kayak oops, 15:05:59]
Debarking at Suwanacoochee; Note that Dan Bowland is emptying water out of his kayak oops, 15:05:59

[Upstream to Suwanacoochee Spring, 15:08:37]
Upstream to Suwanacoochee Spring, 15:08:37

[Green boat, Withlacoochee Confluence, 15:07:33]
Green boat, Withlacoochee Confluence, 15:07:33

[Withlacoochee River Confluence, 15:07:39]
Withlacoochee River Confluence, 15:07:39

[Shirley in her element, 15:08:46]
Shirley in her element, 15:08:46

[Spring pool, 15:08:59]
Spring pool, 15:08:59

[Spring gate, 15:09:04]
Spring gate, 15:09:04

[Dan Phillips in the spring pool, 15:09:20]
Dan Phillips in the spring pool, 15:09:20

[Julie Bowland, 15:09:48]
Julie Bowland, 15:09:48

[Two swimmers, 15:10:18]
Two swimmers, 15:10:18

[Sementha Mathews, 15:11:30]
Sementha Mathews, 15:11:30

[Movie: Splashing in the spring, 15:11:30 (5.1M)]
Movie: Splashing in the spring, 15:11:30 (5.1M)

[The water was chilly — with Sementha Mathews, 15:11:31]
The water was chilly — with Sementha Mathews, 15:11:31

[Daniel Phillips says the water was very chilly, 15:11:32]
Daniel Phillips says the water was very chilly, 15:11:32

[Three in the pool, 15:12:33]
Three in the pool, 15:12:33

[Meanwhile, back at the Suwanacoochee Spring, 15:20:12]
Meanwhile, back at the Suwanacoochee Spring, 15:20:12

[Left bank, Withlacoochee River, from the Suwannee, 15:20:46]
Left bank, Withlacoochee River, from the Suwannee, 15:20:46

Suwannee River

[CSX RR Bridge, 15:19:28]
CSX RR Bridge, 15:19:28

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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