This is a last minute trip to WA. We have 5 full days and are splitting it with 2 days in the Park and 3 in Seattle. We've been to the park a couple of times and the last time was many years ago and we stayed in Forks. This trip is with teens and to give them a flavor of the park which I really think is one of the most amazing places in the US.
The two main sights we want to show them are the Hoh Rain forest and Hurricane Ridge with quick stops at one of the beaches (perhaps Ruby as Rialto would be more driving) and then Crescent lake.
We get in on a Wednesday around 8am at SEA. My plan is to do the 4 or so hour drive via Olympia to the Hoh Rain Forest visitor center starting around 9 and then later that afternoon driving to the Olympic Lodge in Port Angeles for the night. This is going to be a long day with a lot of driving. I don't want to stay in Forks again and we can then get a head start the next morning. Would have loved to stay near Crescent lake but no such luck
On Thursday AM, we want to go up to Hurricane Ridge and then head back towards Seattle via the Bainbridge ferries. We'll then get 3 full days in Seattle.
1. Any comments on our plans in terms of a better way to do both sights ? Wednesday is going to be a lot of driving but then Thursday and then the rest of the days imho would be easier on us in terms of seeing the world go by in a car. Last time we stayed a week here so we get this is rushed.
2. Any suggestions on where to grab lunch enroute to Hoh ? Lake Quinault ?
Thanks in advance,Edited: 11:32 am, August 02, 2013