Taking the plunge

Polar plunge starts new year off with a splash

A countdown prompted the divers to take their plunge into the 45-degree pool water. Photos by Christina ManuelFor a few Mariposans, sleeping in on New Year’s Day this year wasn’t an option. Instead, they wanted to start 2022 off with a bang — or a splash, really — by jumping into the county pool on the frosty Jan. 1 morning.
Arriving bright and early to the Mariposa County Parks and Recreation pool by 9 a.m. sharp at the Mariposa County Arts Park, the low-hanging clouds and frost-covered grass s...

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