“Well, way down yonder on the Chattahoochee it gets hotter than a hoochie coochie.” Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson
That song was all I could think of when the family told me we would be going to the “Wynoochee Dam” to swim and picnic!
The dam is made up of glacier water that has come off of the mountain and rested in somewhat of a lake. People swim and boat in it and that seems okay but you can imagine my concern; for what else would I be worried about than how COLD that water would be?! YES! It was definitely cold. Tolerable but cold. It is definitely not like rivers or lakes in NC but it’s to be understood because of it being glacier water!
Swimming was fun and I have to say I’ve been swimming more this summer than I have in the past two summers combined!
It’s really cool because there are picnic tables set up at different locations for people to eat, hang out and grill if need be. I kind of thought it was odd that you could grill out in that heavily wooded area. This summer has been considerably dry and everyone in our party was a bit worried about sparking up the grill. That worry left when the stomachs began to growl.
It was absolutely beautiful…looking around at all the trees and even the dried up light brown grass. LOL
The trees are definitely beautiful in Washington; like no other. And THIS guy seems to be in ALL the shots! (Kenny)
So we’re swimming in the dam and all of a sudden Kenny says, “Hey look! It’s Smokey!”. We all thought he was teasing but he wasn’t! It really was SMOKEY THE BEAR! He was walking around the beach and greeting everyone.
I was lucky enough to meet him and get his picture. I can’t believe I’ve met Smokey The Bear 😉
Basically I really enjoyed the Wynoochee Dam.