The Olympic National Park is truly timeless. I often find myself out, researching and taking pictures in areas that appear to have not changed since stories and pictures were first published. Giant ferns and Cedar trees sitting next to an old log cabin, fenced in with moss covered logs crossed together; this is what homesteading on the Olympic Peninsula was like. It was dark, wet and cold in the winter, but still the most gorgeous place on the planet.
Some of the places I go to are far away, down numerous dirt roads, long since maintained by the powers that be. However, one area lost in the hustle and bustle of the modern world is easy to get to. The area, tucked under nearly twelve feet of rain a year, is located just northeast of Lake Quinault and gives you the only real loop road in the Olympic National Park.
Sitting next to the always picturesque North Fork Quinault River, all the way down North Shore Road, past Lake Quinault, is an isolated ranger’s cabin. The yard is Olympic Peninsula beauty, as you see here:
This is an idea place to stop and eat, after a day of Bald Eagle watching on the Olympic Peninsula. With eagles along the river, an occasional black bear around the lake and views of moss covered giants and snow filled peaks, the Lake Quinault area is an untouched wonderland.
This is the place to go when you want to see the rainforest, the mountains and a lake, all close enough to still catch a sunset after a hike through green ferns and dark trees or a climb of the numerous day climbs in the area.
Right off of Highway 101, North Shore and South Shore roads along the Olympic Peninsula will captivate you and sweep you back to a time when this was your TV, Internet and radio rolled into one. This is where you go to connect with nature, this is the place that I had been looking for to make me feel like I was exploring. The Olympic Peninsula is one of the least explored, youngest places in the country. Winding down a road that comes to an end, being surrounded by trees hundreds of feet tall and as thick as your car, this is where you experience the true meaning of nature.
For a tour or help getting you a camp site or hotel room, contact us today. We will make your getaway a timeless trip to the only place in the world with all the Olympic Peninsula has to offer.