All posts by: "Tim Pinson"

Enjoy a Seattle to Forks Getaway to the Ocean

Fall is a great time to head out west from Seattle to Forks, Washington and enjoy the natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula.  Located 4 hours west of Seattle is Forks, stunning beaches, and the magnificent Manitou Lodge (just 3 miles from the ocean).  Plan to head out early on your departure day from Seattle.

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Summit Pyramid Mountain on the Pyramid Peak Trail

The Olympic Peninsula offers a wide variety of hiking trails to explore but how many lead to a former World War II enemy aircraft lookout post? The Pyramid Peak Trail does just that, simultaneously providing expansive, mountaintop views of Lake Crescent, Lake Sutherland, and more. If you’re looking for a day-hike that will reward you

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Forks Washington Weather – When To Visit

Headed to the Olympic Peninsula for some much needed relaxation but worried you’ll need an umbrella and galoshes? Well, hang on now. Forks Washington weather is likely not what you may expect. One of the most common misconceptions about western Washington is that it always rains here. “Western Washingtonians don’t tan. They rust,” as the

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Forks Twilight Tours, Attractions, and More

Twilight mania is on the rise. “Midnight Sun,” the latest addition to Stephenie Meyer’s beloved series, sold more than 1m copies in its first week. True fans of the series will enjoy visiting the real Forks, WA and all the Forks Twilight locations and attractions. There may not be any actual vampires or werewolves in

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Hoh Rainforest Lodging at Manitou Lodge

Let Manitou Lodge be your home away from home for Hoh Rainforest lodging. Our Forks area accommodations are situated on ten lush, forested acres. Staying with us puts the Hoh Rainforest and all other Olympic National Park attractions within easy reach. The minute you see Manitou Lodge, nestled amongst the trees of the rainforest, you’ll

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