those are great pics! made me feel like i was looking at bike magazines photo annual. next time you are in my neck of the woods i would love to ride w/ you. i mostly do downhill but one of my favorite xc rides is lewis river trail. i live in sw. wa. so l.r.t. and ape canyon are very close to where i live. i shuttle cause i have 3 jobs, 2 kids, a dog and a mortgage=no time. i feel uber-lucky to hit post canyon maybe 4-5 times a year, and whistler at least once. l.r.t. is low elevation and ok to ride even when the rain is torrential. ive been there after 2 weeks of hard rain, rode 14 of the 22 mi. we normally ride, and barelly got muddy. beautiful ribbon of singletrack, one of the finest in the state.