Moonstone Beach Motel
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... this time!! The chowder and salad was OK . . . but this place has deteriorated over the years, although the service was marginally better than the last time.
On to our lodging at Lake Quinault. When we stayed at Lake Quinault several years ago, we stayed at the Lake Quinault Lodge . . . whose claim to fame is that President Teddy Roosevelt stayed there once . . . and there is a herd of elk in the area . . . called the Roosevelt Elk ...
... sunny, whoever heard of going to the beach when the sun isn't out?? We arrived late afternoon so just set up camp, made some lunch and headed off to the only local shop to buy some firewood and check out supplies for tomorrow. We walked along the beach which was beautiful with more driftwood than I have ever seen in my life and we are talking whole huge trees which we used as our sofa on the beach while we enjoyed the sunshine peaking through the ...
... the next day. The stove wasn’t working still so we headed down to a hardware store in Port Angeles so that they could take a look at it. I handed it over to a guy and he twiddled around with it for 20 minutes and proclaimed, “It’s fixed!” Great I thought and he didn’t even charge us for it. We had a big day of driving so we started on our way driving west on Highway 101. Our first stop was at Lake Crescent which is a decent ...
... Plus, it was raining so we splished and splashed over mud puddles for a majority of the hike.
It’s also home to the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt elk in the Pacific Northwest. Roosevelt elk are the largest variety of elk in North America (we told you we’re all about the largest, tallest, widest, oldest…).
After about three miles of hiking we came across two wide tree stumps right next to each other along the Hoh ...
... good falls.
Loop Road: Most of the 31-miles around the lake and along side the river is paved; the gravel part is fine. Amazing drive through the rain forest with huge moss-draped trees. The Hiking Trails/Activities brochure lists places to see along the way.