Early Winter Hikes

By lochaerie | December 14, 2011

Thoughts from Chris – This has been the most amazing December! After the wind storm we had just before Thanksgiving, the weather turned cold and dry.  We’ve been taking advantage of this weather to do some hiking and exploring. One day we walked along Finley Creek as far as we could go to the river. […]

“Last Dam Summer”

By lochaerie | December 1, 2011

Thoughts from Tom – We’ve both been wanting to see the progress of removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams on the lower Elwha River north of us on the peninsula, so a few days ago, we left before dawn on what turned into one of those gorgeous autumn mornings with frost, sun, and […]

First Snow of the Season!

By lochaerie | November 18, 2011

Yesterday it snowed off and on all day but didn’t stick. Then this morning when we woke up everything was dusted with a thin blanket of snow!  We ran outside and couldn’t resist taking a few pictures. It sets the scene for the upcoming holidays.

Our New Website

By lochaerie | October 29, 2011

Thoughts from Tom – The début of our new web site corresponds with the end of our first year in the newly remodeled / rebuilt house here on the property. Still lots of details to complete, but the piles of debris and construction materials are gone as is the construction noise. The exterior is weather […]

Backyard Wildlife

By lochaerie | October 9, 2011

Thoughts from Chris – This has been quite a summer and fall for wild life sightings. Black bears have been spotted almost every day by guests and neighbors.  We have an apple tree behind the garage that has done very well this year. I’ve just been waiting for the apples to get just a little […]

High Tide

By lochaerie | September 19, 2011

  Thoughts from Chris – After a number of weeks of warm sunny weather, toward the end of September, the weather decided to remind us that we actually do live in the rain forest. We got 3 inches of rain in less than 48 hours and because of the flow from the river and streams, […]

Cabin Journal

By lochaerie | August 15, 2011

From Cabin Ellinor’s Journal – Two nights are way too few to spend at a beautiful place like this! Kayaking on the lake in the sunshine, hiking in the forest and seeing elk close up! And still we feel like we have so much more to discover! We will keep Ellinor, Lake Quinault and Olympic […]

Cabin Journal

By lochaerie | May 29, 2011

From Cabin Ellinor’s Journal – We began our journey from Durhan, OR on Wednesday 18th and traveled up and around the Olympic Peninsula seeing everything we could while camping. Port Townsend, Hurricane Ridge, Sul doc Falls, Rialto Beach, Forks (Twilight Land here), Hoh Forest, etc. it was amazing. Then we landed here at Ellinor and […]

Cabin Journal

By lochaerie | November 29, 2010

From  Cabin Storm King’s Journal – This is our first visit to the Quinault Rainforest and it has been an amazing trip so far. On our journey around the lake we saw an abundance of wildlife including a herd of magnificent elk. This place is a photographer’s paradise! We went down by the lake the […]