People ask why I am swimming the Mohawk River now, in the late fall.
It's a fair question.
Why couldn't I have done this swim in the summer? The simple answer? There is not enough water in the Mohawk River during the warmer months of the year.
I could attempt a swim in the spring when the ice melts--and contend with debris, logs, freezing and water temperatures--or I could wait for the fall storms to raise the water level and deal with the same freezing water temperatures.
Those were my only two real options.
I chose the fall.