As you all are very aware, we love the Quinault Region of Olympic National Park. Not just because it is home to salmon, eagles, beer, elk, deer, cougars and hikers, but partially because of the mystique of the Enchanted Valley Chalet.
OUR ORIGINAL CHALET STORY: http://bit.ly/MANHHU
As many of you know, the three story chalet, built in 1931, is hanging precariously over the east fork of the Quinault River and is a strong storm or two away from being demolished for good. While the National park service struggles to find a way to save, move or salvage the historic building, this summer will have the area see an influx of tourists, backpackers and hikers hoping to catch a glimpse of this building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
READ MORE ON THE ENCHANTED VALLEY HIKE HERE: http://bit.ly/1lPcvbR
In what can be viewed as many as a step in the right direction to saving the Chalet, the Chalet, along with numerous other buildings around the Olympic Peninsula and state of Washington have been added to another list; it is now on the list of Most Endangered Properties in Washington State for 2014.
While a solution is being worked out (hopefully) as to what the fate of these building, specifically the Enchanted Valley Chalet, we encourage everyone able to hike out and witness the glory of the Enchanted Valley and the Quinault Rainforest. The Chalet, which is a draw to the region, helps bridge the gap between the all-encompassing wilderness of Olympic National Park and every day society.
We will keep you posted on this story as often as we can, and we encourage everyone to call the NPS and tell them to SAVE THE CHALET!