Sun burns, lakegoer learns

Russell Anglin

Sometimes fun is worth the sunburn.

Now, don’t get me wrong. Sun exposure is a very real issue as melanoma skin cancer is a real possibility for young and old people alike.

In fact, just one bad sunburn can significantly increase your risk for developing melanoma. That’s why it’s important to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF) every time you go outside. You should also regularly examine yourself for any irregularities on your skin, especially after you’ve been out in the sun.

With that being said, I enjoyed my sunburn-inducing weekend at Ute Lake and was glad to get to see the lake during the daylight for the first time.

On Friday night, I joined some Texas friends at the lake for my friend Jerrod’s bachelor party. We hooped, hollered, stargazed, swam and — most importantly —