February 2019 – A Winter Wonderland!

By lochaerie | February 14, 2019

Snow is something we don’t get a lot of around here. Between the lake and being only 30 miles from the ocean the snow we do get is rarely more than an inch or so and is usually gone within a day or two. Well, not this year! It started snowing on February 8th with […]

September / October 2018

By lochaerie | October 28, 2018

This September and October have been truly  lovely months! We got more than 9 inches of rain the first two weeks in September and then everything turned into my favorite kind of fall weather – cool and crisp in the mornings and sunny and warm in the afternoons. This was the perfect time of year […]

New Website and Home Improvements 2017 – 2018

By lochaerie | July 23, 2018

Phew! What a year! Tom’s been finishing up on posts and beams under cabins as well as getting the kitchen porch finished on Cabin Christie. He’s also finished up the porch on Cabin Olympus and redone the kitchen cupboards in Cabin Col. Bob. Besides redoing curtains in some of the cabins, my main job has […]

Lake Quinault July Creek Micro Burst

By lochaerie | July 23, 2018

January 27, 2018 1:30 AM – There are many theories about what happened that night – directed energy force, alien space craft, Sasquatch, but generally it’s believed to have been a straight line micro burst. More than 110 trees were knocked out across the North Shore Road all facing toward the water, many more up […]

Home Improvements – The Never Ending Story!

By lochaerie | February 17, 2017

This winter we’ve focused on Cabins Ellinor and Olympus for some major structural work and upgrading. Each are getting new posts and beams. In addition, Cabin Ellinor is also getting a new furnace, a new hearth, and additional outlets. As the person that supposedly gets the cabins ready for check ins, I was a bit […]

Fall In the Rain Forest

By lochaerie | September 20, 2016

What a great summer we’ve had this year – but now it feels like fall has arrived! We’ve had 5.22 inches of rain since the beginning of September with most of that falling within the last week and a half. Leaves are starting to color up and fall, the apples are ripe to the delight […]

R.I.P. Largest Western Red Cedar

By lochaerie | July 19, 2016

For generations, folks have been hiking up to see the North Shore Western Red Cedar which has been one of the world record trees (63.5 ft circumference, 19.5ft diameter, 174ft tall) in the Quinault Valley.  Well, sadly, a couple of weeks ago during a wind and rain storm, it split and fell. It will be […]

Fun With Friends

By lochaerie | June 27, 2016

This last weekend was the annual Lake Quinault Cancer Fund Bike Ride around the lake.  This is the 27th year that this event has been taking place. Tom and I have been participating in this ride since 2005.  This year we had one friend that biked to the first refreshment stand (obviously, the most important […]

Col. Bob – Almost the Top of the World! June 2016

By lochaerie | June 10, 2016

Climbing to the top of Col. Bob is a challenging enough hike that you want a day where you can take advantage of the tremendous views once you get there! Last Tuesday was one of those days. We had heard from a couple of our guests that enough of the snow had melted so that […]

Home Improvements – February 2016

By lochaerie | February 25, 2016

There’s been lots of activity here at Lochaerie these last few months. We have a couple of great guys from the Harbor that have been working diligently on jacking up Cabins Angeles and Storm King and re-shaking the exterior waterside walls. All the rain we’ve had in January and February hasn’t made their job easy! […]