10 miles of hiking • 750' elevation gain •
Looking to beat the heat, we decided on a stroll and dip strategy along the less crowded portion of the Lewis River. The lower arch of Curley Creek falls was actually visible. We slowly made out way up the trail as far as the theoretical ford that's shown on the USGS maps. Which as far as I can tell is not any better than most of the rest of the river for fording. It was a wonderful day on the river.