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Romance your Sweetheart

Romance your Sweetheart

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Winter Casino Experience at Sequim Quality Inn & Suites

Winter Casino Experience at Sequim Quality Inn & Suites

We have teamed up with the Seven Cedars Casino in Sequim to offer you a great dining and gaming experience. The casino operates a shuttle to and from the hotel.
Prices starting at $125 plus tax! Your package includes:

  • Overnight accommodation at the award winning Quality Inn & Suites
  • Complimentary Quality Cafe® breakfast
  • $30 Certificate for dinner at one of the dining options at Seven Cedars Casino
  • $10 in actual chips to play with on the table games
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Stay and Play at Sequim Quality Inn & Suites

Stay and Play at Sequim Quality Inn & Suites

Come and join us in Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula for a round of golf and a great getaway. Western Washington has some of the best golfing vacations around. At the Quality Inn & Suites you have Championship courses within minutes. Stay and Play with us or let our professional team build a personalized package for you.

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  • 1 night accommodation at Sequim Quality Inn & Suites
  • Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast
  • Free hi-speed Internet access
  • Indoor pool & hot tub, fitness room, guest laundry, USA Today newspaper
  • Your choice of golf package
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Skyline Ridge Trail Backpacking Adventure

Skyline Ridge Trail Backpacking Adventure

High along the spine of the Quinault and Queets River watersheds in the middle of Olympic National Park lies Skyline Ridge, a little-used trail that is as spectacular as it is challenging. “Not for the careful or timid,” said a 1928 U. S. Forest Service trail inspection report.......
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Coming of Age on the Elwha

Coming of Age on the Elwha

It is required of all fathers to indoctrinate their innocent children into the wonderful world of wilderness packing, fishing and camping. This rite of passage for emerging generations results in ill advised, poorly planned and outrageously idealistic excursions by the male parent.......
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The Quality Inn & Suites Hotel in Sequim, Wash. Wins Prestigious 2014 Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International

The Quality Inn & Suites Hotel in Sequim, Wash. Wins Prestigious 2014 Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International

Sequim, Wash. (January 31, 2014) – The Quality Inn & Suites hotel of Sequim, WA, celebrated winning a prestigious 2014 Platinum Hospitality Award with a "Night Under the Stars" party. The award was given to them by world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc.

FULL STORY HERE.....


Exploring the Crescent Mine 2013

Exploring the Crescent Mine 2013

I have a confession: I’m lured by stories of vanished gold, hidden gems, old maps, and especially all manner of lost mines – so I was very excited when my friend Lynn Johnson asked me to take a walk along the Olympic Discovery Trail and visit the abandoned Crescent Mine. Andy Stevenson joined us......
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Cameron Creek and Grand Valley Backpacking Adventure

Cameron Creek and Grand Valley Backpacking Adventure

It’s not easy getting three college kids with busy summers together for a three-day wilderness outing, but after much planning, convincing, cajoling, rescheduling and compromising, the morning of our annual family outdoor adventure arrived. We drove to the Slab Camp Trailhead and at 8am slid on our backpacks. My wife Trisha lifted her pack gingerly; she had managed to remain active even with a decade-old back injury.......
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Grand Ridge with the Klahhane Club 2013

Grand Ridge with the
Klahhane Club 2013

I enjoyed the day hike along Grand Ridge because much of it was above tree-line. The National Park Service lists this trail as the highest in the Olympic National Park. The trailhead starts at Deer Park Campground at 5,200 feet and climbs to over 6,500 feet. It is a remarkable trail......
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Historic Canoe trip on Lake Mills

Historic Canoe trip on Lake Mills

Andy Sallee sent in this wonderful story about his canoe trip from years ago. Andy says, "I'll miss Lake Mills when it’s gone and look forward to sharing stories about it with my grandchildren." Thanks for preserving a slice of history, Andy. - The Incidental Explorer......
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FISHING FOR THE BEARDSLEE TROUT

FISHING FOR THE BEARDSLEE TROUT

It was opening day of trout season on Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park. I dressed quietly in the grayness of the early morning, slipped on my fishing vest and crept down the creaky stairs and through the dark lobby in my stocking feet. I laced up my boots on the front porch of Lake Crescent Lodge. I was hoping I’d catch a rare Beardslee Trout, I just didn’t want to catch the very last one......
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Anderson Pass 2013

Anderson Pass 2013

I loved hiking over Anderson Pass in Olympic National Park. This three day journey has it all; lush lowland forests, subalpine terrain and a snow choked pass if you are crazy enough to hike it early in the spring. I appreciated the wilderness and the solitude, more so since early park planners had wanted to build a highway over Anderson Pass......
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Storm King Trail

Storm King Trail

For those wanting to summit a mountain in the Olympics without having to commit too much time to any one hike, Storm King Trail near Lake Crescent is a great option; short enough to complete in a morning or an afternoon, and physically demanding enough to make you feel like you really earned it once you’ve reached the incredible views of the lake and valley below.....
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The Enchanted Valley

The Enchanted Valley

My friend Donovan had been touting the Enchanted Valley in Olympic National Park to me for a couple of years. Donovan is a former park ranger and we serve together on the board of the Washington’s National Parks Fund. Finally we agreed on a date, which luckily, was during an unusually warm and sunny spell of early spring weather. I found the Enchanted Valley a combination of improbable beauty and interesting history. My favorite type of adventure!....
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Ski and Snowshoe on Hurricane Ridge

Ski and Snowshoe on Hurricane Ridge

The morning was sunny in Sequim so Trish and I set off for a day of outdoor adventure with our good friends, Joel and Lynn. We carefully drove the winding road up Mt. Angeles and parked at The Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area. The ticket seller told us the Poma Lift wasn’t running because it needed a new cable.
Without the Poma Lift the diamond and double diamond trails were closed too. People were skiing at the rope tow, so Joel bought us four tickets and we carried our skis to the base of the slope.....
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Cabins of the Elwha River Valley 2013

Cabins of the Elwha River Valley 2013

We parked at the Whiskey Bend Trailhead at eight in the morning. It was 35 degrees, overcast, but blessedly there was no rain or snow falling. We were headed up the Elwha River Valley on a five-day, winter backpacking adventure.....
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Cape Flattery

Cape Flattery

The trail to Cape Flattery is a short walk, but it may take you a while to get back to your car depending on how much time you spend staring at the sea.
My brother Mark traveled from New Hampshire to visit last autumn. Of course it rained the entire week – hard....
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Heather Park Trail

Heather Park Trail

Heather Park is a trail that gains almost 4,000 feet in elevation while giving you magnificent views of mountains, forest and sea for its entire length. Those benefits usually mean a difficult climb; unless you can drive up to top and hike the trail in reverse!...
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Anderson Glacier Bike and Hike

Anderson Glacier Bike and Hike

Anderson Glacier is a magnificent but isolated area of Olympic National Park. I've always wanted to backpack to Anderson Glacier, but the 34 mile round-trip translated to an extra two overnights on the trail for me, so for the sake of time I always chose a different backpacking adventure. That all changed when a park ranger told me that you can get to Anderson glacier in one day by bicycling along the washed-out Dosewallips River road ....
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Return of the River

Return of the River

Press Release:
Sequim cinematographer John Gussman is pleased to partner with Sequim business owner Bret Wirta, who is helping to bring a locally produced documentary film to the big screen.
“Return of the River” is a feature documentary film in production about the restoration of the Elwha River, and the largest dam removal project in history. The filmmaking team is based on the Olympic Peninsula. The film is directed by John Gussman, and produced by Jessica Plumb of Port Townsend.

FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE.....


A Novice Climbs Mt. Olympus

A Novice Climbs Mt. Olympus

Though I’ve backpacked on many wonderful trails and scrambled up my share of mountain peaks, until now I’ve never made a technical climb. A technical climb is a steep ascent on a carefully planned route using ropes, climbing boots with spikes, and other specialized gear. I’ve always felt a bit jealous of climbers I met on the trail, with their rakish attitude and dangerous looking equipment dangling from their backpacks. ......
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Dodger Point Legacy

Dodger Point Legacy

Mount Olympus and the Bailey Range loomed through the fog to the west and Hurricane Ridge appeared to the north across the Elwha Valley. Everywhere I looked mountains appeared through the clouds. It was obvious that I was not in New Jersey any more......
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>Marmot Pass Hike

Marmot Pass Hike

“Why did you choose this trail?” I asked a hiker who was lacing up his boot on the bumper of a car with California license plates. He said, “I read a guidebook. It said if for some terrible reason you’re allowed one hike in the Olympics in your lifetime, this one should be it.”......
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>Marmot Pass

Marmot Pass

What’s the pace of a 2 year old hiking up to Marmot Pass? 56 butterflies, 149 decimated ants, 62 rocks, 114 flowers and 2 chipmunks per hour. Haha!......
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Sol Duc Falls Hike

Sol Duc Falls Loop Hike

Threatening clouds floated overhead as my boyfriend Patrick, my father Bret, and I embarked on our day hike in the Olympic National Park. We had chosen a manageable six mile loop starting and ending at the historic Sol Duc hot springs.....
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>Plenty of places to picnic

Madison Falls Path and Picnic

If you are looking for an outing that combines a wheelchair access path, picnic area and a beautiful waterfall then Madison Falls in Olympic National Park is hard to beat. My elderly Mom was visiting us and she doesn’t walk much so this path was perfect......
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All together now

WHALES FROM AFAR

The day started on the tail end of a brisk sunny morning. The timing was early for some, standard for others. It was 8:00 AM. Employees from different departments mingled for the first time, blinking at each other and sipping coffee....
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Olympic Light

Upper Royal Basin an Amphitheatre of Snow

I toted my tele-skis up the Dungie main fork than on up the Royal Creek valley about 5 more miles in late July. With the extra bulk of ski boots, poles, and skis on my shoulders I caught many attentive hikers with thoughtful and bemused comments – like “goin to ski the glacier?”....
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>Return of the River

Return of the River

Olympic Peninsula photographer John Gussman says "Dam removal began on the Elwha River in mid-September 2011. Originally anticipated to be a two to three year process, removal proceeded quickly and by late spring 2012, the Elwha Dam was completely gone.......
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>Reclamation and Renewal on the Dosewallips

Reclamation and Renewal on the Dosewallips

This entry was from the 2011 Celebrate Elwha! Writers Contest. I think it’s a wonderful narrative and it makes me want to head right up the Dosewallips! – The Incidental Explorer.
Story and photos by Mary Ann Kae
If you crave solitude on a day hike, it’s not difficult to find in the Olympics if you can work the geography, weather and calendar to your advantage. ......
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>Whale Watching with Puget Sound Express

Whale Watching with Puget Sound Express

I arrived in Port Townsend for a day of whale watching with two friends and my friend’s dad. We had booked our trip with an experienced company, Puget Sound Express. After browsing through the whale-themed paraphernalia in their gift shop, .....
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>Protection Island Wildlife Cruise

Protection Island Wildlife Cruise

We awoke around nine in the morning, grabbed a quick bite to eat, and then made the short drive down the road to the John Wayne Marina in Sequim. It was my pleasure to be a guest of the Wirtas.....
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>Goats Notes for Mt. Zion

Goats Notes for Mt. Zion

A large group gathered at the park and ride in Poulsbo. Some were headed to the Dungeness for a hike to Camp Handy or Boulder Shelter, but most were headed to Mt. Zion for an easy hike of about 5 miles round trip......
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>Hiking to Lillian Camp

Hiking to Lillian Camp

Lillian Camp is a lush camping area along a tumbling river. It’s a perfect day-hike in the spring when the high mountain passes are still choked with snow.......
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>Marymere Falls and Lake Crescent Lodge

Marymere Falls and Lake Crescent Lodge

We drove to Lake Crescent and pulled up to the Marymere trail parking lot, slightly tired from rising early and ready for a leisurely hike and lunch at Lake Crescent Lodge..........
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>Goats’ Notes Deer Ridge

Goats’ Notes Deer Ridge

With an eye on the weather, Karen, in her wisdom, called an audible, opting for Deer Park which would hopefully be in the mountain rain shadow, rather than our first choice, Tunnel Creek, further east and likely in the rain path........
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>Backpacking the Dungeness

Backpacking the Dungeness

Brian and I used the Memorial Day weekend to take a wee little backpacking adventure. I know usually when we go on outings like this, I just post pictures, but I’m going to try an be better about documenting the fun.........
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>Goats' Notes - Lower Big Quilcene

Goats' Notes - Lower Big Quilcene

It was to be another great day on the trail. After some recent snowy and steeper hikes, a longer, flatter hike was planned. Because the trailhead was so close to the Quilcene Ranger Station, two of the three carpool cars decided to take a scenic in and out drive towards the Upper Big Quil prior to starting .........
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>Goats’ Notes Mt. Townsend

Goats’ Notes Mt. Townsend

It was to be a great day, almost mid-summer like temperatures in the 70’s. The trailhead, even though heralded by other hikers earlier as not approchable due to ice was free and clear...........
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>Sleepy Hollow - Poor little Cinderella of a trail

Sleepy Hollow - Poor little Cinderella of a trail

It was a solid 8AM downpour and my hooded and hard-hat-ed hiking companions with shadowy faces showed the look of a long winter but I wasn’t about to scuttle the planning behind this trip – after all we’re on a scouting mission!........
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>GOATS’ NOTES TUNNEL CREEK

GOATS’ NOTES TUNNEL CREEK

The weather forecast for the Tunnel Creek area was much better than last week (40% chance of showers vs 100% chance of a “soaking rain”) so it was a go. The drive to the trailhead was uneventful........
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>Goat Notes Tubal Cain Trail

Goat Notes Tubal Cain Trail

A herd of Goats with diverse ambitions met in Poulsbo for the drive to Tubal Cain trailhead. Once there, some elected to try for Buckhorn Pass, while others settled for Tull Canyon, the plane wreckage, and the mine.......
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>Goats Notes, Wolf Creek Trail

Goats Notes, Wolf Creek Trail

It was a busy time at the carpool area in Poulsbo, sorting out Hikers from Mountain Goats and greeting old and new friends in both groups. At 0800 hrs., two car loads of us took off for a workout on the Wolf Creek Trail.......
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>Hiking Gold Creek with the Klahhane Hiking Club

Hiking Gold Creek with
the Klahhane Hiking Club

Gold Creek isn’t a destination hike. Most of the beauty occurred during the first half hour of the hike along the Dungeness River and Gold Creek. But the trail provides some nice views of the ridges and mountain peaks as it leaves the valley floor......
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>Elwha Lakebeds with the Klahhane Hiking Club

Elwha Lakebeds with
the Klahhane Hiking Club

I hiked with the Klahhane Hiking Club again, but instead of climbing up to a mountain pass we hiked down to dry lakebeds on the Elwha River. The reason the lakebeds are dry is because, here, in Olympic National Park, the largest dam removal project in the country is almost complete.....
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Hiking Deer Ridge with the Klahhane Club

Hiking Deer Ridge with
the Klahhane Club

The Klahhane Hiking Club is an Olympic Peninsula-based hiking club. The club hikes regularly all year long. I was invited to join the group for a hike, but I was a bit nervous as I don’t head into the forest much in the winter....
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Olympic Discovery Trail to the Sequim Bay Estuary

Olympic Discovery Trail
to the Sequim Bay Estuary

Walking along the Olympic Discovery Trail from the Holiday Inn Express, Sequim to the estuary at the head of Sequim Bay was a wonderful way to spend a sunny winter afternoon....
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Fort Flagler State Park

Fort Flagler State Park

Fort Flagler State Park is one of the most beautiful parks on the Olympic Peninsula. It would be a wonderful day trip if you are staying in Sequim...
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Elwha River and Goblins Gate

Elwha River and Goblins Gate

A good size group gathered in light rain for the trip to the Elwha. As the forecast had promised, the rain abated and patches of blue appeared as we drove west....
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Deer Ridge

Deer Ridge

With no sign of rain we headed for Deer Ridge on Monday. In fact, there was promise of a bright sunny day ahead.....
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Mt. Walker

Mt. Walker

Twas another one of those rare winter days after being house bound for a week, that a number of us were willing to take the risks associated with the outdoors......
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Hiking the Wildcat Trail

Hiking the Wildcat Trail

After being turned back on SR 16 because of road closure a small splinter group of the MG’s – 2 to be exact – decided to get out and shake off the accumulated cabin fever. ......
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Snowshoeing on Hurricane Ridge

Snowshoeing on Hurricane Ridge

“It’s not called Hurricane Ridge for nothing,” Olympic National Park Ranger and Naturalist Janice Burger said.
So I dressed appropriately and checked the road conditions, but there were no worries; the road was bare, the sun shining and the air brisk...
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New Dungeness Lighthouse

New Dungeness Lighthouse

I was disappointed that the day I chose to walk to the New Dungeness Lighthouse in Sequim was so gray, but in the end, that day ended up being a lucky choice. This was my second try at reaching the lighthouse
“This is your lucky day!” Marcia exclaimed. “You are about to see something that only happens once in a hundred and fifty years!”
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Now Book your Pet-Friendly room at the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim Online!

Now Book your Pet-Friendly room at the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim Online!

International Reality Pet-TV Star, Calvin ‘The Junk Mail Dog’ says, “You can now reserve a pet-friendly room at the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim online.
With my hectic schedule, my owner can even book a room with her smartphone! Staying at the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim makes me howl with joy (but not in the room of course). The wonderful staff always pampers me with lots of attention and special treats when I check in!”.....
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Late Autumn Walk on the Dungeness Spit

Late Autumn Walk on the Dungeness Spit

The Dungeness Spit is the longest natural spit in the United States. It’s a protected strip of sand, grass and driftwood that is part of the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. I was intent on visiting the New Dungeness Lighthouse on the tip of the Dungeness Spit, but last night a storm lashed the area and another was headed our way that afternoon.....
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Goats Notes, Marmot Pass

Goats Notes, Marmot Pass

After two successive weeks targeting Marmot Pass as the hike for the day and failing, we finally scored. Well, we almost scored. We had no trouble reaching the trailhead finding only short sections of well-tracked snow on the road. There were only a few inches of crusty old snow in the parking area and little or none as we started up the trail.....
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Hiker Notes, Mount Walker

Hiker Notes, Mount Walker

The Hikers set off for MT Walker at 8:30 with a little more sleep. Some hiked up the trail and others walked up the road. The trail was 2 miles and the road was 4 miles. The trail was quite a bit steeper......
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Goats Notes for Mt Zion

Goats Notes for Mt Zion

On this Monday Morning in late November, there were 12 goats gathering in the carpool parking area. It appeared to be the beginning of a wonderful day with the sun rising, few clouds, and a good forecast. However the cool weather of the prior week brought some concern regarding road conditions for Marmot pass trailhead.
Alternatives were discussed. Mt Zion was mentioned and soon quickly confirmed .....
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L to R Steve Joyce, Chloe Fagg, Vickie Monitz, Pat Mandas,Bret Wirta, Ting Phonsanam, Chris Vasquez

Vickie Moniz, Executive Housekeeper of the Sequim Quality Inn and Suites Receives APEX Award for hotel cleanliness

(September 27th 2011, Sequim WA) Vickie Moniz, Executive Housekeeper at the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim has won the prestigious Award for Property Excellence (APEX) from Choice Hotels International at a ceremony in Portland Oregon. Quality Inn General Manager Chloe Fagg said, “This award is given only to individuals that represent the best of the industry.
In addition to winning the APEX award, Vickie has led her team to four consecutive annual Platinum awards. This means our hotel is ranked in the top three percent in of all Choice hotels nationwide.”
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Little River Trail Valley

Hurricane Hill Hike

If you are looking for an easy hike into the high-country of the Olympics where you can impress friends or relatives with spectacular mountain scenery, this short and mostly paved trail to the summit of Hurricane Hill is a good choice;
especially since almost all your elevation gain is accomplished by your automobile engine driving you up the road to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center parking lot. Hurricane Hill trail is above tree line and sits directly above the Strait of Juan de Fuca....
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Seven on the line, seven in the boat!

Salmon Fishing on the Hoh River

The Hoh River is a magical. Not because the river runs through one of the few temperate rain forests in the United States, but instead the river is magical because this time of year so many salmon appear.

I was lucky to be fishing on the Hoh with my friend Tom. Our families have enjoyed the outdoors together over the years, from canoeing on the Missouri River to camping in the North Cascades. Tom is a fly fisherman who, like most of us busy trying to earn a living, doesn’t fish as much as he should. Pat Neal was our guide. I went steelhead fishing on the Bogachiel River with Pat this summer. Pat is a Peninsula native who’s had many careers including logger, guide and now writer. Many have enjoyed Pat’s witty books about his outdoor exploits.

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Hotel owner Bret Wirta, Chloe Fagg, general manager, and Mattias Järvegren, utility services advisor for Clallam County PUD

Quality Inn retains ENERGY STAR(r) award

The Quality Inn and Suites in Sequim remains one of only three hotels in Washington to win and retain the ENERGY STAR(r) award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The hotel's energy performance rates in the top 25 percent of facilities nationwide and recently was awarded again for 2010.

Full Sequim Gazette story HERE.


Writing Contest Update!

Writing Contest Update!
Adventure Writer’s Contest

The ExploreOlympics.com writing contest has been extended until June 1st, 2012. The winning story still wins $500 and an opportunity to write for www.ExploreOlympics.com but the extension will gives an opportunity to write about additional activities such as winter skiing at Hurricane ridge, storm watching on the coast, lowland valley winter hiking or spring 2012 activities.

For more information see the rules at www.ExploreOlympics.com. Good luck to all!


Join the Community Celebration at the Port Angeles City Pier to Celebrate Everything Elwha!

Join the Community Celebration at the Port Angeles City Pier to Celebrate Everything Elwha!

On Saturday September 17, 2011, people from around the world are gathering in Port Angeles to celebrate the beginning of the historic Elwha River dam removal.
Elwha Central at the Port Angeles City Pier will provide a central gathering and celebration space for the public with information on all of the programs involved in Celebrate Elwha, environmental exhibits, Olympic National Park rangers, Olympic National Park books and souvenirs, local artists whose work relates to Celebrate Elwha, food, music, and a simulcast broadcast of the Elwha River Dam Ceremony.
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Grand Pass Backpacking Adventure

Grand Pass Backpacking Adventure

Grand Pass in Olympic National Park is aptly named; the view of the headwall from the valley floor is a most grand and beautiful sight. Of course it helped that the weather was perfect, the wildflowers prolific and I was hiking with an old friend. We also enjoyed meeting a couple of unique Olympic National Park animals.
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This island appeared in the fog!

Thirty-Hour Lake and Sea Mini-Vacation

We got lost in the fog. The path through the forest which began wide and straight, narrowed, branched into game trails and then just ended. We bushwhacked forward. Damp ferns soaked us and stinging nettles smarted on our exposed skin.
The fog was so thick that it condensed on the fir boughs and dripped down on us. We couldn’t see the beach below and so it wasn’t until we almost ran into an elderly couple strolling about that we found the gravel path back to our car.
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Celebrate Elwha! Adventure Writer’s Contest

Celebrate Elwha!
Adventure Writer’s Contest

Wirta Hospitality Worldwide is sponsoring a Writer’s contest that will capture stories and photos of fun and excitement in the Elwha River Valley.
The contest is being judged by a distinguished panel of Olympic Peninsula authors; Aaron Elkins, Pat Neal and Glynda Peterson Schadd. All three authors are excited to be supporting Olympic Peninsula writers and writing.

Since much of the Elwha River is now closed due to construction, we have changed the rules to “the most original and entertaining account of a recent adventure in and around the Olympic National Park,” instead of just the Elwha River Valley.
But the goal of the contest is still the same - capture your fun and exciting adventures! The winner will receive five hundred dollars and an offer to post future stories on the adventure-based website www.ExploreOlympics.com. Our judges are looking forward to reading about your adventures! Pass it on!

For more information see the rules at www.ExploreOlympics.com. Good luck to all!


Mt. Townsend and Silver Lake Loop Backpacking Adventure

Mt. Townsend and Silver Lake Loop Backpacking Adventure

Sequim Washington receives lots of sunshine because the Olympic Mountains block moisture-laden clouds traveling inland off the Pacific Ocean, but it wasn’t until I hiked up and over the knife-edge summit of Mt. Townsend that I actually experienced a rain-shadow effect up-close and in action....
The 6,280 foot summit of Mt. Townsend was the high point along a ridge that ran north/south. On one side was sunshine and more mountains; on the other side, somewhere below us were the cool waters of Puget Sound, but that was only a guess because thick clouds and fog roiled right up to the edge of the ridge.
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What a wondeful day of steelhead fishing!

Summer Steelhead Fishing on the Bogachiel River

Steelhead fishing isn’t easy especially for those of us who don’t fish much. If you manage to entice a cunning steelhead to strike, they’ll fight hard, throwing the hook or break your line.
Steelhead are large rainbow trout that return to rivers to spawn after living in the sea for a few years. Unlike Pacific salmon that die after spawning, steelhead can make the journey back to the river several times. Result - a strong fish adept to the ways of the world.
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Sea Kayaking on Freshwater Bay

Sea Kayaking on Freshwater Bay

We drove to Olympic Kayaking and Rafting where we were outfitted with waterproof clothing including booties and gloves and we were given plenty of instruction. Their websites says, “Olympic is the oldest and most respected outfitter on the Olympic Peninsula.
We know what it takes to give you a very memorable and enjoyable experience. With our perfect safety record and by far the most experience in the region, we are a clear choice for guided kayak trips on the Olympic Peninsula. In fact, many regional guides and instructors have come to us for their training!”
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Mt. Townsend Summit Attempt

Mt. Townsend Summit Attempt

It was a bit early in the hiking season but Gary wrote, "Mt. Townsend is usually the first high mountain in the Olympics to lose its snow, so it's the first one I hike every season." That’s all well and good for a year of normal snowfall, but the Olympics were blanketed by powerful snowstorms this spring. I didn’t realize how much snow was waiting for me.
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SCHADE FAMILY HONORED AT LUNCHEON

(Sequim, WA) Nancy Schade, General Manager of the Quality Inn and Suites was honored at a surprise luncheon today. Current employees of the Quality Inn, sister property, the Holiday Inn Express and owners Bret and Trisha Wirta were there to acknowledge her six years of successes and hard work.
Nancy was named Woman of the Year by Choice Hotels International in 2010 and was key to the Quality Inn being named a Choice Hotels Platinum property for the last four years in a row. Also recognized was daughter Jennifer Schade, for her extraordinary customer service and husband Bill Schade, for his skills in helping to keep the hotel looking like new.
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The Quality Inn & Suites Hotel in Sequim, Wash. Wins Prestigious 2011 Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International

The Quality Inn & Suites Hotel in Sequim, Wash. Wins Prestigious 2011 Platinum Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International

Sequim, Wash. (February 16, 2011) - The Quality Inn & Suites hotel of Sequim, Wash. was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2011 Platinum Hospitality Award from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Quality.
"The Quality Inn & Suites hotel's commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned it this well-deserved recognition as of the best hotels among the Quality brand," said Steve Joyce, president and chief executive officer for Choice Hotels. "We here at Choice Hotels are very proud to award this distinguished honor to the Quality Inn & Suites hotel."
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NORTH OLYMPIC DISCOVERY MARATHON

A premier NW event,
the NORTH OLYMPIC DISCOVERY MARATHON

June 5th within walking distance of the hotel.

The North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Half-Marathon are run on a unique point-to-point course that incorporates the Olympic Discovery Trail - with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and a five mile finishing stretch along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
MORE DETAILS HERE...

Watch the Live Video broadcast HERE...


The Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim, recycles soap for Clean the World

The Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim, recycles soap for Clean the World

The Quality Inn and Suites was one of the charter members of Clean the World. We recycle all our used soaps and shampoos through CTW. They re-sterilize, repackage and ship to places in need all over the world. CTW has been active helping with Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief. It’s good to know that the toiletries you leave behind don’t just end up in landfill but go on to help others!
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OLYMPIC PENINSULA HOTELS JOIN WSLA GREEN PROGRAM

OLYMPIC PENINSULA HOTELS JOIN WSLA GREEN PROGRAM

Sequim, WA: Two of the leading hotels on the Olympic Peninsula, The Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center and the Quality Inn and Suites, both in Sequim, WA have joined the Washington State Lodging Association’s Green Program. The hotel’s owner Bret Wirta, CEO of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide made the announcement on Earth Day 2011.
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OLYMPIC PENINSULA HOTELS JOIN WSLA GREEN PROGRAM

Wirta said, we’ve pledged to the WSLA to do even more to support the environmental movement through conservation and sustainable tourism. Wirta pledged to continue to develop energy savings programs that have made his hotels conservation leaders on the Olympic Peninsula. Wirta has pledged to win the Energy Star conservation designation for the Quality Inn for the third year in a row...
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A VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER!

A VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER!

Bret,
I'd be understating the fact if I said your employee Jennifer from your Sequim based Quality Inn, was anything short of exemplary when it comes to due diligence. We left a couple items in our room accidentally, one of which was our, as of yet, unsubmitted tax return we had brought along for review.
For the record, let me just say a couple things,
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WASHINGTON'S NATIONAL PARK FUND, ART IN THE PARKS, MARCH 18, MAGNUSON PARK, SEATTLE
Washington's National Park Fund, Art in the Parks, March 18, Magnuson Park, Seattle


Please join us in supporting Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks at Art in the Parks. Experience the breath-taking beauty of these treasured places as seen through the lens of local nature photographers. Meet the amazing artists who capture such stunning images of our national parks.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

On Friday, March 18, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks from 6 - 9 PM in the casual setting of The Mountaineers Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE!


North Olympic Peninsula selected as one of top 41 to visit . . .The New York Times
Washington’s National Park Fund Welcomes Bret Wirta to Board of Directors

Jan. 26 -- Washington’s National Park Fund is pleased to announce the addition of Bret Wirta to the Board of Directors. Bret brings with him a wide range of experience and leadership in conservation and business.
Bret is currently the owner and CEO of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide. Based in Seattle, WHW designs, builds, owns and manages community-inspired hospitality projects....FULL ARTICLE


WIRTA HOSPITALITY WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH DELABARRE & ASSOC., INC.
WIRTA HOSPITALITY WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH DELABARRE & ASSOC., INC.

(Sequim, WA) Bret Wirta, CEO of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide announced today that his company had entered into a partnership with Sharon DelaBarre, owner of DelaBarre & Associates, Inc. Wirta said that DelaBarre & Associates will provide a high level of expertise and support for those clients wishing to plan a conference or exhibit at the Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center here in Sequim. ...FULL ARTICLE


WIRTA HOSPITALITY WORLDWIDE WINS CHOICE HOTELS ECO-EXCELLENCE AWARD
WIRTA HOSPITALITY WORLDWIDE WINS CHOICE HOTELS ECO-EXCELLENCE AWARD

San Francisco, CA: Bret and Trisha Wirta owners of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide, accepted the Choice Hotels International Award for Property Excellence at a gala event in San Francisco last month. The APEX award for Eco-Excellence was awarded to the couple for their efforts toward operating a more sustainable hotel...FULL ARTICLE


Through the American Cancer Society's Patient Lodging Program, local hoteliers are providing vital assistance
Through the American Cancer Society's Patient Lodging Program, local hoteliers are providing vital assistance

Nancy Schade, general manager of the Sequim Quality Inn, said she decided to lend a hand with reduced rates "because I care about people. When you're struggling with an illness, that's hard enough. You don't need to be struggling with these bills, too."...FULL ARTICLE


Update from biologist Patti Happe on the status of the Roosevelt Elk conservation program at Olympic National Park
Update from biologist Patti Happe on the status of the Roosevelt Elk conservation program at Olympic National Park

Wirta Hospitality Worldwide has been a sponsor of this program to collar the elk with transmitters so as to better understand their migratory patterns. If you like to learn more how to help conserve elk, marmot or fisher populations in Olympic National Park go to www.wnpf.org...FULL ARTICLE


DAMIAN HUMPHREYS WINS CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION AWARD
DAMIAN HUMPHREYS WINS CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION AWARD

Sequim WA: Damian Humphreys, Sales and Market Manager for Wirta Hospitality Worldwide has won the Choice Hotels International Award for Performance Excellence (APEX) for Innovation based on his work at the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim...FULL ARTICLE


A VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER!
A VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER!

My name is Sue Brown and I, and my brother and his wife - Jan and Tom Miner, spent a considerable amount of time at your Quality Inn in Sequim this summer. We stayed at your hotel for almost 3 weeks during the month of June...FULL ARTICLE


First step in removal of Elwha River dams begins, The Seattle Times
First step in removal of Elwha River dams begins, The Seattle Times

LAKE MILLS, Clallam County WA It doesn't look like much, this bunch of heavy equipment chewing away at an alder forest, but it's actually the start of something big: the largest dam-removal project ever in North America...FULL ARTICLE


THE ELWHA RIVER RETURNING TO LIFE, The Seattle Times
THE ELWHA RIVER RETURNING TO LIFE, The Seattle Times

REMOVAL of two big dams on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park is amazing because of the scale ofthe demolition project and, simply, because it is finally going to happen.....FULL ARTICLE


Elwha River's coming dam removal has scientists flooded with unknowns
ELWHA RIVER'S COMING DAM REMOVAL HAS SCIENTISTS FLOODED WITH UNKNOWNS

ELWHA RIVER, Clallam County, From all over the country they came to ponder this river: its gravel, its teal-green waters, its shores and mouth and mostly its future as the site of the largest dam-removal project ever in North America....FULL ARTICLE


HOSPITALITY COMPANY SUPPORTS SEQUIM MUSEUM & ARTS CENTER
HOSPITALITY COMPANY SUPPORTS SEQUIM MUSEUM & ARTS CENTER

(Sequim, WA) CEO and owner of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide, Bret Wirta, has joined the Museum & Arts Center of Sequim. In presenting a check for a lifetime membership to Executive Director, Katherine Vollenweider,....FULL ARTICLE


THE QUALITY INN & SUITES, SEQUIM WINS PRESTIGIOUS PLATINUM AWARD AGAIN.
THE QUALITY INN & SUITES, SEQUIM WINS PRESTIGIOUS PLATINUM AWARD AGAIN.

Sequim, WA May 24, 2010 – The Quality Inn & Suites, Sequim was recently announced as a recipient of a prestigious 2010 Platinum Hospitality Award for the third year in a row from world lodging leader Choice Hotels International, Inc., franchisor of the Quality Inn brand.....FULL ARTICLE


SEQUIM HOTEL MANAGER NAMED CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR
SEQUIM HOTEL MANAGER NAMED CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR

General Manager of Quality Inn & Suites, Sequim, Nancy Schade, received the coveted Choice Hotel’s International "2010 Woman of the Year" award recently while attending the annual Choice Hotel’s convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. ....FULL ARTICLE

2009 PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS-QUALITY INN AND SUITES, SEQUIM
2009 PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS-QUALITY INN AND SUITES, SEQUIM

The Sequim, Washington Quality Inn and Suites is a 60-room, limited-service hotel located at River Road Plaza. Quality Inn and Suites is a part of the Choice Hotels International franchise family with the Sequim Quality Inn and Suites owned and operated independently by Wirta Hospitality Worldwide. The hotel’s General Manager is Nancy Schade and Damian Humphreys is the Sales and Marketing Manager. ....FULL ARTICLE

GM NANCY SCHADE RECEIVES PLAQUE FROM MILITARY
GM NANCY SCHADE RECEIVES PLAQUE FROM MILITARY

When asked about the photo General Manager Nancy Schade said, "The unit presented two plaques to us in appreciation of the genuine hospitality that all the hotel staff has shown them and their colleagues during their regular missions. FULL ARTICLE

Quality Inn and Suites Team wins Platinum Award
QUALITY INN AND SUITES TEAM WIN PLATINUM AWARD

Quality Inn employees unfurl the banner recognizing their hotel's Platinum Award for 2008-2009 from Choice Hotels International, which has 793 properties worldwide. the 60 room hotel opened at 134 River Road in January of 2006 and now has 24 employees.
Only 3 percent of properties within the Quality brand receive the Platinum Award for exceptional guest satisfaction and superior service.... FULL ARTICLE

OWNER BRET WIRTA AND GM NANCY SCHADE WITH ENERGY STAR PLAQUE

OWNER BRET WIRTA AND GM NANCY SCHADE WITH ENERGY STAR PLAQUE

Quality Inn and Suites of Sequim Earns the ENERGY STAR® for Superior Energy Efficiency
(Sequim, WA) The Quality Inn and Suites, owned by Wirta Hospitality Worldwide has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. This signifies that the building's energy performance rates in the top 25 percent of facilities nationwide. . . FULL ARTICLE

QUALITY INN AND SUITES ANNOUCES "COMMUNITY CABINET" DISPLAY

QUALITY INN AND SUITES ANNOUNCES "COMMUNITY CABINET" DISPLAY

In a continued effort to support sustainable tourism by helping to promote locally produced items, the Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim, has set aside an area of their lobby where local products, art, crafts, books, and other merchandise will be prominently displayed.

Owner Bret Wirta and CEO of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide said the large, glass, "Community Cabinet" will help to link local farmers, artists, writers and craftspeople with visitors to our hotel...FULL ARTICLE

QUALITY INN AND SUITES ANNOUCES "COMMUNITY CABINET" DISPLAY

STEELHEAD: OLYMPIC PENINSULA IS THE BEST PLACE TO CATCH THESE FIGHTERS.

From the Dungeness to the Sol Duc to the Hoh River, the Olympic Peninsula is well know for being home to some of the best steelhead angling on the planet.
You can't fully know a Northwest river until you've hooked a wild steelhead in one and felt that fish sizzle downstream like a lightning flash of evolution.
Seattle PI writer Greg Johnston with the FULL ARTICLE

 

Birdfolio

Birdfolio

Birdfolio was born out of a simple need for list keeping. Birdwatchers with good memories may not require such a tool but obsessive twitcher types (like us) with less skill at managing life lists may find it useful.

Salmon & Steelhead
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Pat Neal's Wildlife

Pat Neal's Wildlife

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Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim view of the Olympic Mountains

Located in the sun-belt of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, the Quality Inn & Suites® hotel is only a short drive from tranquil Lake Crescent and the inspiring views of Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.

We offer 60 comfortable rooms, an indoor pool and hot-tub, fitness room, business center and deluxe continental breakfast as well as the highest standards of customer service.

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Black Bear Diner, Sequim

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We specialized in full-size portions of good home-cooking
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Quality Inn & Suites, Sequim wins the Platinum Award again!

Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim wins 2012 Platinum Award


Room to be green

As the worldwide franchisor of over 6,000 hotels, we also have a significant impact on our environment with our property-level Room to be Green initiative. This program focuses on three key areas

  • Energy Conservation
  • Water Conservation
  • Waste Reduction

Hotels that are recognized for supporting green practices through our Room to be Green Hotel Recognition Program are identified on ChoiceHotels.com by this symbol.


OLYMPIC PENINSULA HOTELS JOIN WSLA GREEN PROGRAM

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