Old Man Winter might not be here yet, but he put his equally tempestuous nephew in charge of things to usher in October. While the lake came in at a still balmy 64.2F, we were greeted with steady, vigorous winds from the north as well as heavy swells at 6:30am. We assessed the situation and opted to give it a shot – but we decided on doing a shorter, but definitely more intense, swim.
I got in early to do a quick test run of the ingress/egress challenge at L1. While the waves were high (and getting higher), they were very predictable and could be managed and timed fairly easily. Also, the higher water temperatures made a big difference in helping all the Lake Monsters stay calm and focused.
Overall, it was a shorter swim but certainly one of the more entertaining ones! The only regret we all had was that no one brought out any inner tubes!