Oregon's Swimming Holes

Oregon's Swimming Holes

By Jacob Schirm

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2013-07-15
  • Current Version: 2.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 20.64 MB
  • Developer: Jacob Schirm
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 19 Ratings

Description

Your treasure map to Oregon's finest swimming holes. Adapted from Relan Colley's top rated field guide, Oregon's Swimming Holes brings back the authors insightful and lively picture of swimming in nature for another generation to enjoy. • Over 200 swimming holes • Used books sell for over $100 on Amazon • Only swimming holes rating 6 or better included • Driving instructions as well as Apple maps • Browse holes by county, region, waterway or map THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE OREGON "This book arises out of my own deep love for swimming the outdoors and my quests for places to swim wherever I have traveled. I can recall several times having been on the road and hot, pulling into a gas station or market and asking where the nearest good swimming hole was. Usually, I was met with a blank look by people who wanted to help but who did not have the foggiest notion where or how to direct me. This is my attempt to help folks find and enjoy one of the best pleasures of life with a minimum waste of time, energy and resources." - Relan Colley HOW TO USE THIS APP Be aware that all data entries are a one-shot snapshot of conditions at any location, representative only, and not a definitive picture of conditions at other specific times. I have selected all data from summertime conditions, generally August. Each swimming entry includes a tabular listing of descriptive information, a set of driving directions and a map as well as hiking instructions if needed, and a general narrative description. The tabular information listings include the following: • Rating — a subjective assessment of the swimming hole on a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 is the best and anything below 5 is not included; • Location — the land ownership unit (national, state, municipal or private) where the swimming hole is located; • Water quality — a thumbnail water description (fair, good, excellent) based on visual observations and published data, and including transparency, the single most useful gauge of water quality; • Vital Statistics — includes the approximate maximum width or acreage of the swimming hole, approximate maximum depth, current speed (light, moderate, swift), summer temperature reading, amount of aquatic growth, bottom composition and an estimate of use (light, moderate, heavy); • Setting — a characterization of the terrain, vegetation, elevation, and amount of litter in the area of the swimming hole; • Minimum swimming skill (“Swim skill”) — a rough suggestion of the level of swimming skill required to safely enjoy the swimming hole in the following terms: low (okay for kids who can swim a little and for other weak swimmers), moderate (for competent swimmers who may not be fully comfortable with all outdoor swimming hazards), strong (for highly skilled and conditioned swimmers able to cope comfortably with all hazards associated with rapid current, cross current, turbulence, cold, size and the like); • Amenities — includes the availability of established camping, drinking water and toilets close to the swimming hole; • Entry fee — indicates whether there is an entry or parking fee or not;

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Reviews

  • Great for cooling off!

    5
    By pdxfoodmama
    This is such a great resource for folks who love to swim outside.
  • A summer Must-Have!

    5
    By LindsayJoMapleXO
    This app keeps my summer days exciting! Easy to follow directions to well rated swim spots all across the beautiful state of Oregon! Love using this app to plan trips, or to find a swimming hole on the fly. Definitely keeps me looking forward to my next adventure.
  • App no longer works

    1
    By Seafaery
    I bought this app couple years ago for $5 now it no longer working. What a waste of money
  • It's Working Again

    4
    By Karousme
    It didn't work when I first downloaded it. They suggested deleting and re-downloading. I didn't have to pay again. App now works.
  • App doesn't work

    1
    By miniweez72
    We were really excited about this app, even at the high cost to download and the app won't even open. Huge disappointment and I want a refund. Don't waste your time or money.
  • No longer works

    2
    By backbeatbetty
    I loved this app but for some reason no longer works on my iPhone 5. An update would be great
  • Does not work

    1
    By Csteele15379
    iPhone 5 running iOS 8.3 on Verizon network in Oregon. App does not work at all. Opens up then closes immediately. Please provide fix or refund.
  • Not for the iPad today

    3
    By Hanumanta
    I just purchased this. Loaded to iPhone5s. iPad4 using latest IOS will not download. Shows in my iTunes Purchased app list for iPhone, but not in the iPad list. Description says optimized for both. app looks nice, but would like to view it on larger screen.
  • Wonderful resource

    4
    By OakandEvergreen
    This is a great resource! I've used it several times when I've been in an unfamiliar region but needed to swim/access the water. I have tried to add my own pictures and reviews of the swimming holes but have been unable to because app gets stuck when I try. Otherwise, this app has some amazing info of great places to swim all over Oregon.
  • Missing features

    2
    By swimmygonzales
    You cannot sort the list according to distance from your location. You cannot add a location to a list of favorites. You cannot make a smart search by criteria.

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