my main question is 'is this possible?' here's the info on the trip:
-who: myself and my husband. early- and late- 30s respectively. moderate physical condition, like to hike; i carry a dSLR camera wherever i go.
-this will be the end of the first half of a cross country (and back) road trip.
-we will be driving from roughly spokane on saturday, arriving sometime late saturday afternoon. i do not anticipate doing anything else this day.
-we will then have all of sunday, monday, and tuesday at our disposal. we want to leave wednesday morning for seattle; my husband has to fly home from seattle on saturday morning and we'd like to spend at least two days in seattle before he does. (i'll then be driving back east very slowly. see my other thread if you'd like--in the road trip forum.)
-we would like to: drive hurricane ridge road and do a hike or two along the way (8-10 miles per day max).
-check out hoh rain forest
-check out a beach or two. the husband is thinking of the area around kalaoch, but i realize there's a whole coastline to explore. i'm open for suggestions.
given all of that, i'm looking for
1. thoughts on if this is do-able in the time we have.
2. a way to break it up--should we stay in one place and drive, or stay in a different place each night?
3. whatever the answer to question 2, i'd like specific suggestions of inexpensive places to stay. we will not be traveling with camping gear.
please note: i understand that there are park-run lodging options and non-park-run lodging options. i suppose, given our price range, that i have to be looking at NON park-run lodging options. this will limit my location choices.