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! […]

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 […]