All weekend: The blast-furnace weather is supposed to continue through the weekend, and nothing beats the heat like a jump into the Quarry Pool at Tenino City Park. The pool – which is a flooded, spring-fed sandstone quarry – just might be the coolest place in South Sound. The pool is open from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. There are lifeguards, and admission is 50 cents for Tenino residents and $2 for anyone else.
All weekend: Not into spending the weekend at a public pool? Why not wade around in the swimming area at Lake Sylvia State Park? This beautiful park overlooks Montesano. For more information, go to www.parks.wa.gov.
All weekend: Daytime high temperatures at Washington’s coastal beaches will hover around 70 degrees or so – with some foggy patches. This is the place to go if you want to escape heat – and still enjoy the day outside.