I wanted to go earlier but could not make it but this time I have 2.75 days on my hands.I will be staying on 31st avenue,Seattle.I will be having a rental car and I have 2 additional drivers.We will be 4,me and my friend flying together,two other member flying from diff place to Seattle.Trip starts 25 july and ends 27 july 8.30 pm at sea tac airport.Looking for scenic views,nature,greenery,alpine vegetation,beach but no desert plains on mountains..
I may sound very ambitious but I have no option.
Day1(Friday) : goto NCNP first till marblemount,then go from there for hike to cascade pass(if m not wrong). After that drive all the way till ross lake and see things on the way and come back to my place in Seattle.I will try leave early.Does it sound ambitious? What other things can I see on the way in NCNP? Which road is more scenic I5 to hw20 or
I5 to hw530 to hw20 into park?Is this plan good?
Day2: Very hectic day I guess.
I was studying about ONP as suggested last time by voyage and was also directed to Kaleberg site.I know its experiantial park and I should spend more time but I have no option right now.
I am thinking of leaving early saturday for ONP.I believe I will have to take ferry from edmond till kingston.Is this best route for me( I looked in google maps and it took me through this from my address).Please suggest how early also I should reach to catch ferry.
I plan to first visit Hurricane ridge,take trail at their visitor center(how much rt time it takes).Then I plan to drive till obstruction point.See some scenery over there(there is a trail there too I guess).
Then I plan to drive till Hoh rain forest.Which are the best short trails to take at Hoh forest
In the evening I plan to see Rialto beach.
I plan to drive towards Portland from rialto beach.Any suggestions which city on the way will be cheap to stay ,just to sleep.
Day 3:I want to see Multonomah falls near Portland, Oregon.I have heard that beaches on the Oregon coast are really beautiful.Are they better than Rialto beach or there isn't significant difference and I can skip .If they are good, which one do you suggest Astoria(some don't call it beach),Canon or any other.
I don't think I will be going till Newport since I have members with me who have to catch flight at 10pm Sunday night.
Sorry if asked about Portland but didn't know where to ask about comparison part.
Any comments or suggestions?
Sorry for bothering but any help would be appreciated.
ps: I may head to Mt. Rainer with my friend on 23july before my actual trip starts with all group members.