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A view of Umtanum Falls.

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'I should've turned back' is a common refrain on an icy hike to Umtamum Falls

Part 1 of a series on a fly-fishing trip to the Yakima River Canyon. Part 2 continues next week.

Ooooohh!The cotton-pickin' root pulled loose.On my hands and knees, I clawed at the soaked black earth with my fingernails to halt my backwards skid onto the inch-thick sheet of ice — then over the edge of the 30-foot cliff and down, down into the tumblin


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