After a New Year's Eve filled with partying, there's nothing to wake you up like a cold shower. Or, for that matter, a cold dip.
Over 500 people showed up at Boulder Reservoir on January 1 for the 32nd annual Polar Plunge, braving temperatures that hovered in the 20s. The event benefitted the Boulder County AIDS Project. Read on for photos of a chilly start to the year from Westword's Brandon Marshall.
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