What's the Point?

Okay, so we know how I’ll benefit from this endeavor. I’ll gain experience in the great outdoors that will help me write a better book set in the Adirondacks. But you, my dear reader, may well be asking, “What’s in all this for me?” Hopefully you’ll gain a little knowledge, have a few laughs, and vicariously enjoy a sense of adventure. Think of it as a modern-day Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, where you get to sit comfortably at your computer screen – much like Marlin Perkins watching from a safe distance behind some bushes. I, on the other hand, will go out into the wild, ala Jim Fowler, and do all the heavy lifting in an effort to entertain you.

            Well, on second thought…

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Taking the Plunge - Part 2

What a difference a month makes. On January 1st I stood on the beach at Shepard’s Park in Lake George to take part in the annual Polar Plunge. The air temperature was 46˚ that day with the water temperature hovering around 32˚. Although ice was forming around the docks, the lake itself was still open water. But I won’t lie to you, it was plenty cold.


So I watched in amazement as two-dozen or so hardy souls took to the water for another polar plunge on February 5th when the lake was frozen solid. Oh, and did I mention it was snowing? Knowing how it felt a month ago, I cheered loudly as they ran from a beach covered in two feet of snow into a 20 by 20 foot section of water that was kept from freezing by a bubbler attached to the pier. Most ran in then ran right back out, just as I had, but their feat seemed so much bolder (and their feet no doubt colder) than mine.

Fellow plungers, my hat is off to you. Now get out of the water and put on   

some clothes.




Reader Comments (1)

I got a chill just reading the article

August 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSean

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