I always try to get to the Lewis River Trail for an early-season spring heatwave hike. This early heat wave was the cue.
Because some of the best campsites are towards the southern end of the trail (like about 2 miles up from the Curly Creek TH), these days I usually start farther norther and hike south. This time I started at Middle Falls and hiked the roughly 10 miles to my camp, a little ways south of the Bolt Shelter. There are a number of small reroutes of the trail where slides have rendered it unfixable. After passing Lower Falls I didn't see anybody at all until I got to my desired campsite, which was taken.
But there was another site not far beyond and I had some of the best afternoon sun in that the site was more south facing than most. Unfortunately that means I got less sun in the morning when it was cold, about 40.
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Thanks, Dean. This looks like a great early-season option, and easy enough from Curly Creek even for our elderly dog.
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