2015 Cabin Journal Reflections

By lochaerie | January 21, 2016

We love to read what our guests write in the cabin journals as they share life events and their experiences here at Lochaerie and as they explore the Olympic Peninsula. Here are just a few of the journal entries folks have written this last year. Angeles:   July 27 – We came here for our […]

November 2015 – What A Month!

By lochaerie | December 7, 2015

In the first half of November we had almost 23 inches of rain here at Lochaerie. There was so much water flowing through the creeks and streams that there were many washouts up and down the North Shore Road and around the Visitor’s Center as well as many trees that fell across power lines and […]

Fun With Boats

By lochaerie | August 21, 2014

Here are a few pictures of folks enjoying  boats on  Lake Quinault.

Summertime 2014

By lochaerie | July 22, 2014

Just a few pictures of Lochaerie and the grounds in the middle of July. We’ve had a warmer and drier summer than usual, so there’s been plenty of  time to be outside and just appreciate the beauty of the Quinault area.    

North Fork Trails: Irely Lake and Wolf Bar

By lochaerie | July 10, 2014

Last week Tom and I decided to hike up to both Irely Lake and Wolf Bar. We had a perfect day with salmon berries, blueberries, and huckleberries all ripe and delicious. It was like a smorgasbord of berries! Sadly, the National Park isn’t doing much to maintain the trails right now, so they’re a bit […]

Kittens – They’re Just Like US!

By lochaerie | May 27, 2014

Walter and Skyler turn one year old this month. (May 2014) They’ve turned out to be sort of like little puppy cats. They love the activity here at Lochaerie and want to be where the action is! They think our guests are such fun and will hang out around various cabins waiting to see what […]

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

By lochaerie | April 30, 2014

Tom and I have traveled  back and forth between Lochaerie and Seattle frequently for many years. We’ve always driven by the Nisqually Basin and invariably have said “We need to go there!”, but have never taken the time. Yesterday, we decided to make a special trip and spend the day. What an amazing place this […]

Fletcher Canyon Trail

By lochaerie | April 7, 2014

The Fletcher Canyon Trial is a great trail if you’re looking for a really good workout in a beautiful area! Even though it’s only two miles to where the trail stops, there are spots that are very steep. Much of the trail is in the Col. Bob Wilderness area so the trail can only be […]

Winter Reflections

By lochaerie | March 19, 2014

  With the arrival of spring, it seems like a good time to remember back to some of the things that have happened at Lochaerie over the last few months.  Weather wise, it’s been a relatively mild and dry winter. We did get a couple of hard freezes that lasted for a few days, but […]

Beach Hike and Clam Digging

By lochaerie | March 3, 2014

We’ve been trying to take advantage of some of the low tides we’ve had the last couple of weeks. Last week we parked at Kalaloch campground and headed north on the beach. The tide was low enough for us to get around a headland to an area of the beach we often can’t get to. […]