These are scans of slides I photographed on two trips in the summer of 1993. The first was to a bridge on the Snoqualmie River where myself and three friends scaled and jumped from the top in what can only be explained as temporary insanity. My friend, who you see here leaping from the top, was a competitive diver and was always having us climb bridges, freeway overpasses, boat house roofs, rocky cliffs, and whatever else hung above deep enough water to dive into. The second trip was a hike up into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness to swim in beautiful, crystal blue water that was colder than a brass brassiere on the shady side of an iceberg.
On Saturday I floated down the Yakima River with a friend and his brother. Katlin and I headed to Cle Elum early on Saturday morning to meet up, and to stock up on snacks and drinks. The float took close to four hours and we saw both sun and thunderstorms, and always mosquitoes. The temperature was perfect the whole time. I floated in a an inflatable kayak and I wouldn’t want to have done it in do it injust an inner tube. The Yakima has world class rainbow trout fishing and I brought my rod and reel and managed to catch a little guy on my second cast of the day. See more photos from the day here or by clicking on one of the shots below.