Bowler Pond

My aunt found this pond in the summer of 2009, when my cousins and I worked like dogs for a few weeks to whip the homestead into shape. Black flies, hordes of mosquitoes, deer flies, ticks and leeches absolutely loved the 95 degree heat in strangling humidity. At the end of the day, we'd do a "speed run" : two guys standing in the bed of the truck while the third jammed the thing uphill as fast as possible. You'd dive into this pond and for a moment didn't care if you were coming back up.