Black Bear Plunge at Fort Mountain

  • Black Bear Plunge participants hit the lake at Fort Mountain State Park New Year’s Day. Air temperature was around 35, and the water was 52 degrees, a ranger announced.
    Black Bear Plunge participants hit the lake at Fort Mountain State Park New Year’s Day. Air temperature was around 35, and the water was 52 degrees, a ranger announced.
  • Participants hustle to get out of the 52-degree lake.
    Participants hustle to get out of the 52-degree lake.
  • Right, Julie Deloney, of Ellijay and John Boyd, of Chatsworth.Left, a mother tries to hold her daughter above the water as both exit the lake.
    Right, Julie Deloney, of Ellijay and John Boyd, of Chatsworth.Left, a mother tries to hold her daughter above the water as both exit the lake.