We are in the VERY BEGINNING stages of planning a 12 day trip to thePacific NW for July or August (2014.) We are definitely planning on at least 4 or 5 days in ONP. We will be traveling as a family of 2 moms, 3 kids (9,12,15) and a 70ish year old grandmother. We love nature, and hiking although with grandma we can't do much of that. So we will be mostly just taking it all it slowly and wherever we can get by car. One of the "requirements" for this trip is animal! "The ones we don't have here in our Washington" (DC). So Mt. Goats would be spectacular. I know they are high up- but what are the chances of seeing them or other wildlife in July/Aug? without having to do too much hiking? Like I said, I don't think grandma will be able to trek around much at that age/altitude!
Thanks. for your help!
We are also thinking about going to Mt. Rainier for 2/3 days and possibly to North Cascades. I will post in those forums as well. Thanks for your input.