Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Quarry Jumping

I can't remember who was there... perhaps Jimmy, Joe, Pat, Brad, Jared, Andy, Ed, Jeremy?

At some point during a random summer in high school I remember jumping off a platform into the McKinley qaurry and swimming out the island in the middle.  After taking a quick break we swam / crawled through the muck in order to leave.

Does anyone remember doing this?  Earlier in the week I found out Columbus is planning to use this quarry as a reservoir for water treatment by-products... crazy to think how different the area has become.

Here's a bing bird's eye link to the pic / map.


  1. It was you me, Jim and Ed I'm pretty sure. Jim was sinking in the mud, I ran down to help him and was soon about waist deep myself. The mud was a very odd blueish color. The next day I had a very weird bump/rash on my back. I thought it was from something I did when wasted, because Tony Morris had a hotel party the night we swam to the island, but I'm sure it came from the mysterious toxic mud

  2. What the hell were we thinking?!?!?!?!?! Didn't we jump off some crazy platform... something like 20-30' above the water?

    Those were the days.

  3. That definitely ranks up there with one of the smartest things we've ever done......

    Remember when were were on the island and 2 random guys came by in a boat? They thought we were pretty crazy too

  4. I heard about the swimming story but I wasn't there. I've seen barrels and stuff in there - I have no doubt that companies have dumped illegal waste in there. I remember when Gordo jumped off one of those cliffs on a dare - it was in that quarry across the road from the regular one - ballsy as hell.