Slideshow: 2015 Puddle Jump hits great heights

The annual Puddle Jump, held on Jan. 23 as part of Winter Carnival festivities, drew hundreds of students to Lake Andrews for a Bobcat ritual first begun back in 1975.

The event begins with the ceremonial arrival of the Winter Carnival torch, born by members of the Bates Outing Club. Apre-jump, students adjourn to a bonfire along the shoreline to warm up.

Photographs by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

 

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