Hi, I have been studying and reading as advised to another poster; these forums are amazing, thank in advance glaciermeadow and Kaleberg and others. Planning 11 nights. The more I read the more I realize I could spend an entire summer exploring the peninsula!!! So, this leads me to your advise. Two of us, Kevin and myself, early 50's, fairly fit. Interested in the following (not necessarily in this order of fondness): Hiking (day-hikes, moderate, w/occasional stren.), would like to get close to a glacier (walked on one in NZ), waterfall, rainforest, vista-views, at least two of the best beaches with exploring tide pools, Indian culture (best place, interaction, possible or staying near village), wildlife would love to see a bear or marmots, horseback riding (haven't seen any rentals in my search), winery (not a must).
I would like to stay in cabin-type rental with at least kitchenette, approx. $100. (the Boggie Bunglalow, as advised, looks perfect, got an email sent, thank you for recommendation looking for others like this).
So, I am thinking to break it up in quads. 3, 3 night stays, and one two night stay. I haven't research much yet in the eastern, SE or Port Townsend area, was going to skip it, your advise?
What, in your opinion, to explore the best of the best, would the accomoation quad's be and what are the must-see & hike in each. Thinking:
1) 3 nights Boggie Bungalow: can I explore 2 best beaches from there, and the Quinault area as well as Hoh?
2) Port Angeles: cabins? Close to great hiking?
3) other two areas to stay recommendation?
Thank you for all your help in advance. Trying to get a lay of the land before booking nights-stays so that we can get the most of each day.
Best Regards, Paisley