Dawn was misty and beautiful after a night of deep sleep for us and our daughter.
The lodge was built in 1926 in just ten weeks for just $90,000. Lumber was cheap and plentiful, and the financing came from a mill owner. President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited in 1937 to see if the area should be a national park. It passed inspection, and Olympic National Park was formed in 1938.
We took another short hike through the rainforest, starting across the road from the lodge. Somehow we lucked out and got a beautiful day.
Just up the road from Lake Quinault, we passed the local version of a Sportsmobile.
Looks like there may be some work left to do!
Back south on 101 and over the Megler Bridge to Astoria. It was turning out to be a beautiful day.
The girl was getting fussy, so we made a sunset beach stop and stretched our legs.
The visit to Lake Quinault was great, and I can see heading back up for some hikes into the southern part of Olympic National Park. If we're heading for the beach, we'll stay closer to home, as the north Oregon coast has everything the Olympic coast has and is a lot closer. Hope you all enjoy the pics.