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?
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...