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What I Learned About Resilience from Swimming an Icy Canyon Pond

By Maddy Eschholz on May 30, 2018
Photo by Lindsay Nohl

Limb-numbing cold water drips down my shirt and pants. Uncontrollable, body wracking shivers. Shallow, quick breaths don't quite fill my lungs. Tears that I couldn't hold in any longer rolling down my cheeks. I hate this. I want to go home.

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Topics: Semester in the Rockies, NOLS Rocky Mountain, NOLS semester, Utah, canyoneering, outdoor semester, stories, student-stories