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Jul 19, 2018 - Bigfoot country

July 18 - day trip to Sol Duc, a hot springs spa in sort of a rain forest. Cool weather, very comfortable. July 19 - continued on WA 101 South, 124 mi to campground on Quinault lake in rain forest. Past smooth Pacific beaches on route. About 100' from world's largest spruce tree, in middle of Bigfoot country. A small town with historical society museum akin to Kingfield's.

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Sep 2, 2015 - Washington's giant trees!

Our first base to use in the beautiful Olympic Peninsula was in Forks, WA (home of the setting for the Twilight book and movie series - from Forks we visited lots of giant trees, the Hoh Rain Forest and several gorgeous beaches! fun in the forest - lots of huge trees! World’s Forks, WA - Forks 101 RV Park- A very basic park but excellent location for visiting many parts of the Olympic Peninsula and National Park. This is the town where the fictional “Twilight” series was set. We had a nice wide grassy, pull through, FHU site in the back of...

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Sep 8, 2013 - Washington: The Olympic Peninsula

Our ferry from Canada docked in Port Townsend [PT], Washington. Since we had never really explored the Olympic Peninsula, we decided to do it on this trip. PT is the second largest town on the Olympic Peninsula, has been designated a National Historic District, and is one of only three remaining Victorian seaports in the country. PT was settled in 1851 as a seaport and logging center. The architecture has lasted well and definitely reflects the wealth and style of the founding merchants and seagoing captains. Port Townsend is also the...

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Aug 27, 2013 - Lake Quinault, Washington

We drove to Lake Quinault Lodge about 40 miles north of where we are staying. Our dear friend Jackyee told us about this lodge as well others in the Olympic National Forest established by President Grover Cleveland. The lodge is very impressive, it is where FDR came to announce the establishment of the Olympic National Park, this is the parks 75th anniversary . We found out that in the 1930s Elk were domesticated and there were some pictures of Elk in the hallways of the lodge. We did not see any Roosevelt Elk as they are called but we did...

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Jun 10, 2012 - Quinault Loop

We explored the North Shore of Gray's Harbor yesterday. Ocean Shores has two major galleries similar to our local Artery, made up of individual artists' work. The Guild had a lot of fused glass, jewelry and paintings. I was captivated by a purse ornament that had lots of purple beads and pearls, each of which had been attached to a chain with a wire wrap. The artist had been a journeyman plumber (woman). A new gallery was getting ready to open today but they let Doug and I be their first customers. There are 6 owners, each of which is a...

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May 19, 2011 - Lake Quinault, WA

Arrival in Lake Quinault to our campground alittle tight getting in but a beautiful view of the lake. Took a great hike to a couple of waterfalls and then drove arround the lake. Part was a dirt road which we were told alot of animals hang. Saw Two Black Bears and a wonderful drive on a dirt road by waterfalls and great views. Had a good couple of days there. Now heading for Seattle.

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May 17, 2011 - Lake Quinault, WA

Tuesday May 17--after visiting the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic NP, we hitched up and drove to Lake Quinault. The real reason we came here is that my folks honeymooned here some 73 years ago. During my early teen years we took a "family driving trip" back to the Lake Quinault Lodge and I wanted to return. The lodge and lake are on the Quinault Indian Reservation, which borders Olympic NP. We found a real nice RV park right on the lake, 30 AMP service and water. The weather is getting better. Van broke out his new BBQ this evening and we...

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Sep 23, 2009 - Rainforest Nature Trail

We have been without internet for a couple of days. Here are a few more pictures of the amazing rainforest. We were told we had to check out this 1/2 mile Rainforest Nature Trail. Len still needed to shower and take care of the last minute chores as we were departing the area. So, I grabbed the camera and went to check it out. I took pics to show Len what he missed out on and wanted to share them with you also. The information on the trail signs was very informative. We are currently at Ft. Stevens just south of Astoria, Oregon. I think...

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Sep 22, 2009 - Lake Quinault Lodge and Quinault Loop Trail

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...

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Sep 21, 2009 - Lake Quinault and the Rain Forest

We left South Beach campground around 9:00 am heading toward the rain forest at Lake Quinault. We parked the Dutch Star at a small local grocery store and headed up the North Shore Road to check out the rain forest. It was a clear, sunny day which I'm told is a rarity in this area considering that they get about 140+ inches of rain per year. We walked several trails which were very nice, but not quite what I had expected of a rain forest. Lots of different kinds of moss and ferns on an amongst old growth cedar, douglas firs, spruce and big...

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