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By Abbey
From: Bee Hive State!
Apr 17, 2007
I don't much care for the Federal Government but if I had my way you'd be put away for jumping into a protected alpine lake. This little swimming pool of yours is protected by the Wilderness Act of 1964. Do you read signs at trailheads? It's a criminal act to jump into a very very fragile lake. Hopefully you might think about the money and potential jail time the next time you do this.
By Kaner
From: Eagle
May 1, 2007
Put away? Jail time? Cmon Abbey, ease up a bit. The punishment doesn't seem to match the crime, especially since we didn't see any signs prohibiting this.
The jump I've done into Gross Reservoir above Boulder is a different story with signs on the actual rock, all of every parking lot and a ranger on full-time duty during the summer to watch for jumpers. Jumped into that one anyways and talked my way out of a ticket.
I doubt a couple of young men jumping into this fragile lake is going to destroy it. I didn't even pee in it, too cold! And unless I see something there next time, I probably will not think about any consequences beyond my friends and my safety. Thanks for your concern, but no thanks.
By Legs Magillicutty
From: Durango
Jul 19, 2007
Shame on you for having fun at no one's expense.
I'd jump too! Screw the Government!
By Umph!
Nov 24, 2007
If there were signs, the REAL Abbey would've burned 'em!!
By Hank Caylor
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jan 31, 2008
Almost a BASE jump bro! And yeah, ol' Ed woulda burned all the signs and jumped anyway.
By Kaner
From: Eagle
May 15, 2008
after finally reading and loving The Monkeywrech Gang, I really don't understand your alias or your photo comment, Abbey.
By conifernurse
Aug 3, 2008
I try so hard not to post on MP but every now and then I can't resist. Seriously, a very fragile lake? What is he going to do to this fragile lake by swimming a little bit?? What's the point of a beautiful lake if we can't enjoy it??? It's good to see some people (Ryan) can let loose and enjoy this beautiful life.
By Brad Brandewie
Nov 21, 2008
I don't agree that the Wilderness Act makes it illegal to jump into alpine lakes. Though there may be a Boulder watershed issue with this particular lake.

In any case, Abbey, you come across as a fairly unlikable guy.

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Free solo in swim trunks to jumping ledge, Blue Lake in Indian Peaks

Submitted By: Kaner on Aug 10, 2006
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