If I have one rule in life, it’s this: Always jump in the lake.
Sometimes the lake is warm, but it’s usually cold. (Mountain runoff!) So I’ve jumped in a lot of freezing lakes, which I instantly regret for a nanosecond, but then it’s amazing. I have also spent this morning discussing with friends and co-workers how many lakes—specifically cold ones—we’ve jumped into, which turned into a bit of a referendum of whether my answer of “like, 20?” is crazy high or the mere minimum of living a worthwhile life.
So cast your vote, and also let us know in the comments about great experiences jumping in lakes and whether my answer strikes you as high or not!
- 1 to 5
- 5 to 10
- 10 to 25
- 25 to 100
- More than 100. All the lakes!