backpack: Lower Lewis River
Distance to campsite: 2.6 miles, Bolt Camp
Distance including day hike: 9.2
Elevation gain: 200 ft.
Backpacking in to the Bold Camp Shelter campsite, located next to the Lower Lewis River. This was my second backpacking trip, so we chose an easy destination. This is west of the Lewis River waterfalls, and while the trail does connect to that area, we did not hike to it since it would have meant crossing the highway and entering an area with crowds. Be aware that mountain bikers also use this trail, so keep an eye out for them and move off trail to let them pass.