Saturday, October 15, 2011

lake swimming

This summer, I eagerly anticipated Lake Swimming. One of my favorite summer activities, Washington DC was seriously devoid of swimmable lakes.

On Labor Day weekend, I got to swim in this beauty. Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho. Sure it's so big and deep that large yachts and sailboats can navigate it. And therefore it's so cold that when you jump in it knocks the wind out of you and leaves you gasping for breath and thrashing for shore.

But once the numbness sets in, it's really quite pleasant. And a great spot for a reintroduction to summertime lake swimming in the Pacific Northwest.

Farragut State Park Swimming Area