Is there anything better than jumping into to a cool body of crystal clear water on a hot summer day? The cool water may be shocking at first, but swimming in a natural lake or river is so much more satisfying than diving into a chlorinated pool.
Whether you prefer to slowly wade in and let your body get accustomed to the chilly water or cannon ball in all at once, there are few things as refreshing as that tingly cold sensation on a warm afternoon. This is especially true if you had to earn your dip. From quad burning hikes to gentle rambles to incredible road trip routes, half the beauty of discovering a new swimming hole is the adventures you find yourself experiencing on the way there.
This week, it’s time to seek out a new swimming hole and let the glory of summertime soak through your skin as you plunge into that crystal clear water. These types of outdoor destinations are exponentially increasing in popularity, so practice Leave No Trace principles and leave each visit better than you found it. More on that can be found on one of our recent blog posts, Sex, Drugs and Swimming Holes.
Before you jump willy nilly with wild abandon off those rocks, here's a few safety tips:
Ready to explore some new swimming holes where you can keep cool, cliff jump, dive deep, or just wade in to your heart’s content? Here’s a few adventures we think are just the ticket for this time-honored outdoor tradition.
We believe good things come from people spending time outside. We strive to provide inspiration and supporting information on incredible adventures to make it easy for you to get outdoors and explore new places. We understand that life is busy, but we strongly encourage you to make time for outdoor recreation on a weekly, if not daily, basis. To keep you inspired all year, we've put together a list of 52 geologic features and adventure themes. Check them out and join us in our #52AdventureChallenge!