TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne) outside the entrance to the real Great Northern; the Salish Lodge



Here’s a glossy publicity photo of actress Sherilyn Fenn outside the entrance to the real Great Northern, the Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie, Washington.
Sherilyn was perfectly cast as Audrey Horne, the jail-bait rich-girl mischief-maker who bravely changed into Twin Peaks’ head “Nancy Drew” with Donna and Maddie in back-up “Hardy Girls” mode.

When we checked-in to the “Great Northern” our room was just to the right of the front door and all the way down to the end with a picturesque view atop the Snoqualmie (Whitetail) Falls, which are the third highest waterfalls in the United States. The drop is longer than that of Niagara Falls, but not as wide.
Check out this never before seen aerial drone video of the Falls.


TWIN PEAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the Great Northern / Salish Lodge


On our first day, just after getting settled in our room at the Great Northern, we took a short hike on a trail that leads down from the front of the Great Northern/ Salish Lodge. This shot was taken from about halfway down the trail looking up at the Snoqualmie Falls and the Lodge.

You can almost see our room in this photo; it was just around the corner at the farthest right of the Lodge on the first floor.  It overlooked the hydroelectric power plant that can be seen behind and to the right of the falls.

As if planned perfectly, we left the window open and at night from our bed we could see the misty fog-laden pine woods across the Snoqualmie River at the top of the falls with a full moon perfectly-framed in the open window.
The beginning of our Twin Peaks adventure started out just right with the pines gently swaying in the moonlight with an occasional ominous hoot from an owl – which are not what they seem.