A Weekend at Lake Quinault Lodge

It had been 4 years since we had been to Lake Quinault Lodge, which is on Lake Quinault, in the Olympic National Forest. It’s a grand old lodge, in the middle of a temperate rain forest. Yes, it rains. A lot. Nearly every time…

Olympic National Park: Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach is a short hike that means so much to me. We try to go there yearly, if we can. Like all beaches, it changes yearly. This year the driftwood piles were very high. It was also high tide. The hike down to…

Pratt Preserve Loop Trail

When I lived on Whidbey Island, my first hiking I did was local ones, at Ebey’s Landing. Pre-internet days it was a lonely place. Not these days. Even in winter it is filled with people. Can’t blame them though. It is a gorgeous area….