But here's my stable crew. In the water. In the mountains of Yellowstone. In November. And yes, I did join them. In our defense, the we were swimming right at the conjugation of where the very hot water the Boiling River pours into the cooler water of the Gardner River. Hot, medium, or cool. You get to choose.
I will admit the the 31 degree temperature with snow flakes that we experienced while hiking at Norris had me a bit concerned about our swim plans, but the temperature in Mammoth was a balmy 41, so we decided to go for it. I'm glad we did--it was super relaxing!