Lewis River and Quartz Creek 2018

I did a four day solo backpack up the length of the Lewis River trail and a little further up the Quartz Creek trail that extends from it's end. I had warm weather, a bit of clouds now and then, and despite being the weekend after July 4, no crowds.

Welcome to the Lewis River

And some of the best old growth in southern Washington

Little tree growing from big stump

This is new from last year. You would have to wade the Lewis River and I couldn't see any trail on the other side

Balanced log still there, I get this photo every year

My first campsite about 3/4 of a mile below Lower Falls, about 10 miles of hiking

Near dusk, I strolled up to the Lower Falls of the Lewis River, in perfect light

Continuing on day 2, this is Copper Creek Falls

And Middle Falls, or the part of it not in the bright sun

Canopied trail near Middle Falls

A mile further on, Upper Falls

And looking down river from Upper Falls

Continue to Quartz Creek