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Lewis River Trail

Posted: April 8th, 2016, 11:33 am
by drm
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.
Otherwise it could be called the Green River.
Stranded log
Lower Falls

Re: Lewis River Trail

Posted: April 13th, 2016, 8:36 pm
by -Q-
Stranded log = very cool :mrgreen:

Re: Lewis River Trail

Posted: April 14th, 2016, 11:52 am
by sprengers4jc
Thanks, Dean. This looks like a great early-season option, and easy enough from Curly Creek even for our elderly dog.

Re: Lewis River Trail

Posted: April 16th, 2016, 9:50 am
by ErinL
Thanks for this report. The Lewis Creek is an area I've been appreciating more and more over the last couple of years.