The first time I rode the Lewis River trail I knew it was a N W Classic. The ride was a nightmare but the trail was great. I've ridden it 7 times now and every time it gets better. This time it was Terry,Debbie, Eric, Reagan, Tanya (all the way from N. Carolina) and Myself. We started at the upper falls. Most people start at the lower falls and miss a whole lot of good trail. Conditions were great after some much needed rain the weekend before. Terry and Debbie were coming off a week of Lot's of rides like Waldo lake and the NUT, so they seemed ready to go. Tanya was a climbing machine, maybe she was thinking of her growler? I think Eric made one of the hardest climbs of the day. Hat almost made it and I was close too. The ride was great with no crashes or mechanicals. I think the next time I go up there I want to go up higher and ride either the quartz creek trail down to the lewis river or something else just as dumb. We stopped by walking man for food and another great ride is in the books.