My husband and I are planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest in July 2014. After staying in Seattle for a couple of days, we plan to head to Port Angeles/Olympic National Park. I'm a bit intimidated by the size of Olympic NP and the driving distances, so I was wondering if I could get some feedback on our itinerary.
Day 1: Leave Seattle early in the morning and head to Port Angeles/Olympic National Park. Stop at Hurricane Ridge and possibly do a short hike there. After Hurricane Ridge, we'd drive to Lake Crescent and hike to Marymere Falls, then we'd drive to Forks and stay there for the night (I'm looking at Manitou Lodge).
Day 2: Drive from Manitou/Forks to Hoh and do the Hall of Mosses and Spruce Nature Trails, then drive back to Forks and explore Rialto Beach (and possibly some others) in the late afternoon/sunset. We'd stay the night again in Forks at Manitou Lodge.
Day 3: If we end up not spending much time at the coast on Day 2, we'd visit the coast in the morning, then drive back to Seattle from Forks.
The only thing I'm not sure we'd be able to squeeze in that I would like to do is the hike to Sol Duc Falls. I thought we could maybe do it on Day 3, on our way back to Seattle.
Is this too much??
Any input/feedback is much appreciated!