I am in the process of planning a trip to Olympic, Mount Rainier and North Cascades. We have about 8-10 days sometime in late July. I was thinking about spending about 3-4 days in Olympic, 2-3 in Mount Rainier and 2 in North Cascades. Does this seem good? When visiting National Parks, we usually just like hiking and photography.
I found some good places to stay in Olympic and Mount Rainier, but I can't find anything in North Cascades for a family of 4. We like to stay under or close to $150/night and do not want too much driving to and from hikes. The only hike I am sure that we will do is Thornton Lake, which I believe is 11 east of Marblemount on Route 20.
Any suggestions on where to stay for 2 nights and another good hike to add to the itinerary?