columbia1938
columbia1938:

Nothing typifies relief from the dog days of summer more than splashing into a fresh-water lake, stream, or river. Conveniently, most of these natural backcountry-swimming holes are at their warmest come August, which makes it ideal for the rope swing, the air mattress, and the inner-tubes. But don’t forget that swimming in a natural body of water is different than in a pool. Uneven water temperature, currents, and rapids require more skills and energy than in a pool environment. Plus, quickly-moving weather can change conditions in seconds. Familiarize yourself with these tips before diving in…

columbia1938:

Nothing typifies relief from the dog days of summer more than splashing into a fresh-water lake, stream, or river. Conveniently, most of these natural backcountry-swimming holes are at their warmest come August, which makes it ideal for the rope swing, the air mattress, and the inner-tubes. But don’t forget that swimming in a natural body of water is different than in a pool. Uneven water temperature, currents, and rapids require more skills and energy than in a pool environment. Plus, quickly-moving weather can change conditions in seconds. Familiarize yourself with these tips before diving in…