Two young women , away for the summer, meet while at a lake, and share wilderness adventures teeming with laughter and danger, and end up having experiences beyond their wildest dreams.
...from Hidden Feelings
The flooded river had subsided a great deal, but the water raced violently along. Julie took about twenty-five small steps out onto the hanging bridge. Katie looked back up stream and yelled, Watch out! A tree! A tree is floating down the river at you! Get off the bridge!
Lori shouted, Julie! Come back! However, Julie stood, there, frozen. Julie! ..Ju-lie! screamed Lori. Julie turned and took two steps back when the tree roots hit the bridge closest to the other side. The rampaging current caused the tree roots to push against the bridge with tremendous force. When the bridge lurched terribly, Julies feet slid off the slats. She was now hanging onto the rope handrails. Only Lori knew about Julies previous fear of the water and wanted to go out on the bridge to help her.
Suddenly the bridge ripped in half, dumping Julie into the turbulent water. Lori raced down river as Julie was hanging onto the rope for dear life. Meanwhile, the tree careened around, slowly at first, and then faster, as it turned broadside to the current. Its branches came at Julie with ever-increasing speed.
Watch out! screamed Lori. Julie didnt see the danger and a branch banged her on the side of her head. She went completely under the water and was swept away by the tree.