Does the thought of swimming or paddling across the wide, open waters of the Snake River south of Spokane sound like a fun challenge? Your chance to give it a try with a bunch of other swimmers and paddlers with safety boat support and river traffic management comes August 11 at the 6th annual Swim the Snake event. Held at Lyons Ferry State Park at the confluence of the Palouse and Snake rivers and the Lyons Ferry Marina across the river, Swim the Snake is an annual fundraiser for the Blue Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council and youth summer swim programs in Pomeroy and Dayton. The paddleboard/kayak leg begins at 11 a.m. at the Lyons Ferry Marina and the swimming event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Lyons Ferry State park. The event includes team and solo options, and all swimmers and paddlers must wear a numbered swimming cap. More info at Swimthesnakedotorg.wordpress.com. //

 

[Feature Pphoto: Jared Cruce, courtesy of ROW Adventures]