The Freaky Magic of Soap Lake

Travel Feature. Published by The Stranger, April 10, 2013. 

"Some people, non–miracle believers, refuse to swim there. Because of its unusually high mineral content, it feels like you're floating around in a lukewarm bathtub that has a little too much Johnson's Baby Oil in it. It makes your skin feel slick and slimy. Tiny bugs buzz around near the shore, where the water often deposits a bizarre foam, not unlike shampoo."