I'm planning my 2 week summer Northwest roadtrip. Starting at Crater Lake heading to Portland with a night in wine country on the way.
From Portland we are planning to head to Mt. Rainier.
I am thinking about heading out from Portland early morning for some hiking at the Columbia River Gorge, then stopping at the east side of Mt. St. Helens for some sightseeing and a short hike. After this I plan on continuing on to Randle or Packwood to spend the night, and then proceed to Mt Ranier early the next morningt. Does this sound like a doable plan, or is it too ambitious? How are these mountain roads to drive? Would it be easier just to back track from the Columbia River Gorge to the west side of Mt. St. Helens?