I was planning to stay at a B&B in Eastsound on Orcas Island. It sounds less touristy than Friday Harbor but lots of people seem to suggest staying in Friday Harbor and visiting Orcas Island. Why might that be a better option? (FH also seems more expensive than Eastsound). Was planning to visit Moran Park and Mt Constitution.
Is a stay on Orcas Island without a car practical? If we brought the car, could we go Orcas Island to Port Townsend by ferry?
Was thinking of staying at Beaver Creek cabins 4 nights and doing the major hikes: Hurricane Ridge enroute to Beaver Creek and on subsequent days Hoh rain forest, Cape Alvara, Sol Duc Falls and maybe Cape Flattery. Should I consider 2 nights somewhere else, maybe Crescent Lake or ???, for variety? Are Beaver Creek cabins suitably central for these hikes? I realize that some of them involve a 1.5 hr drive to trailhead.
What hike would be suitable for our departure day if we want to be at SEA-TAC airport at 3:30 P.M.?
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