Lens Travels - Living our Dreams! travel blog

 

Are they dogs or bears? They were so hot!

Lake Quinault Lodge lobby

What a view from the deck of the lodge

The rain gauge on the deck

The record marker on the rain gauge

Beautiful art work on the lobby beams

Lake view of Lake Quinault Lodge

Lots of fun water toys to rent

Lake Quinault Lodge lobby

Just hanging out

Fall is around the corner

Cascade Falls

Hanging moss everywhere

 

Old growth timber across the river

Colorful fungus

Another colorful fungus in the forest

Len liked this hemlock lined part of the path

The vine maples are changing

Lots of downed trees across the paths

Many trees were up rooted by the 2007 windstorm

Spruce pine cone

This area of the trail was hit hard by the windstorm

The damage was so close to the lodge

 

Logging cable pulley used with steam engines

Bunch Creek Falls

 

Good night from the shore of Lake Quinault


We spent the morning washing the salt and dirt off the Dutch Star and Ranger. I took on the side job of defrosting the freezer and refrig. The rig is like new again! Once we had our chores done, we went exploring. The Quinault Lodge is a beautiful historic hotel in the most restful setting. We enjoyed looking around and checking out all the merchandise at the mercantile store across the street. They have a little of everything, including a tasty orange pop float.

After we were all sugared up, we hiked the 1.6 mi Quinault Loop Trail on the hillside behind the Quinault Mercantile. It was 85 degrees today! We were hiking in the rainforest with no rain and sweating. What is wrong with this picture! Actually we have been so blessed with great weather during our stay in WA. The trail took us up and over the top of the mountain to explore all the wonders of the rainforest. Take a look at what we found....



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