Salmon River, Blue Hole. May 21, 2023.
For years and years Blue Hole was our swimming hole on the Salmon. But at some point, because of changing water pattern or high water, the shade dwindled to almost nothing. We had to lean against some willows to catch a break from the sun.
I also felt like you went and had a nice swim in refreshingly cold water and then had to hike up the hot bank and crawl into a scorching hot car and that undid the whole point of going to the swimming hole. I can’t remember the last time I swam down there.
When I was in Orleans the Klamath was high and frothy (photos to come) and I asked Mom if she wanted to take a little drive and see what the Salmon looked like.
Too bad I don’t have any good Blue Hole non-spring photos handy. I think I have them non-digitally in a box somewhere.
During swim season it is slow-moving, bright-blue water.
Look at this wide, muddy froth.