tieton river

'Flip Flop' time ...
Around these parts, there are a lot of recreational river runners. I am one of them. On the Tieton River, September is "Flip Flop" season -- time to rage down 12 miles of amazing river and experience some Class III rapids. What is the "Flip Flop,"  you ask?
Time for the 'flip-flop'
It's a late-summer tradition around the Yakima Valley: the annual Tieton River "flip-flop." Every September, the Bureau of Reclamation opens Tieton Dam to release water that's been stored in Rimrock Lake all summer -- so it's nice and warm...