wow, this is the earliest i've ever visited my favorite snoqualmie river spot! hot weather, cold water, perfect! and with two dogs who hated the water at that!
when packing for a leisurely river afternoon, i include a couple old tapestries to sit on, a sunhat or parasol, sunscreen, and a bag on wine! emphasis on the the wine bladder, they float, and you can weight them down with rocks to chill your wine in the river!
Sara brought along two animal companions for the afternoon (their parents are on a road trip). Leika is well trained and a good outdoor dog, but HATES water. Sara carried her to a little rock island, a very shallow walk from shore - and this dog would not budge! finally sara went to "rescue" her, but plopped her into the water halfway!... it was hot outside, she was fine! :)
nakota was our other dog friend for the day. she was a stray on native reservation in north dakota. our vet friend found a soft spot and brought her back to washington. she's blind in one eye and was embedded with fishhooks when they found her. she wanted to stay in the bushes all day, so we let her do her wild dog thing.
this sweet spot is about an hours drive - but oh so worth it! one day i make my way further down this dirt road to a rumored hot springs!