Brrrrrr! Adventure Group Takes a Polar Plunge!

We find lots of ways to enjoy the long winters here in Vermont, and for the most adventurous among us, “polar plunges” (in which you swim in the frigid water below frozen lake or water ice) are a popular challenge. Spruce Mountain’s Adventure Group joined in the polar plunge action in late March at Nichols Ledge Pond in nearby Cabot, Vermont.

Prepping the hole.

Prepping the hole.

Residents learned how to cut and remove the several feet-thick ice layer to create a small swimming hole, and then took turns plunging into the 35-ish degree water, before warming up in a nearby cabin with hot chocolate, blankets and a roaring fire.

 

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A resident resurfaces after his plunge.

A resident resurfaces after his plunge.