My family of 5 is on our way out to visit your beautiful PNW next week. We are staying in Ashford for the first 2 nights in order to explore Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helen. I have read that the Western approach into Mt. St. Helen is the most popular, but my kids really want to check out Ape Cave which is the Southern approach. Any itenerary suggestions for our family day trip ... easy hikes, must sees, etc.?
Another questions ... would it be too much in one day to take the Coho ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, spend the day exploring Victoria and then head to our Seatac hotel? What would be the best route from Victoria to Seatac and how long would it take? Thanks so much for your help!