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Quick Weekend in Seattle/San Juans/North Cascades/Mount Rainier

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My wife and I will be in Seattle and Olympic NP the third week of July. Wife teaches, daugher will be in first year of College, and school schedules prevent us from going together.

My daughter and I will be in Seattle/San Juan Islands/ North Cascades and Mount Rainier on the 2nd weekend of August. I am happy with my itenerary for my wife, but feel that my segment with our daughter might be trying to cram to much in.

Daugher and I will fly in late flight on a Thurs.

Thinking of spending a couple of hours at Pike Market. My wife and I will have done this a couple of weeks earlier, but I won't our daughter to see it too.
I would like to take Ferry over to Friday Harbor and do the Orca Whale Watch Tour from 3:00-6:00 with www.orcawhalewatch.com. Will do the zodiac tour on the smaller raft.
What time should I leave Pike Market in order to catch the ferry and get to my tour on time? I assume that I won't take my car on the ferry? Should I purchase tickets in advance for the ferry, if thats even possible? Then I wanted to Ferry and spend the night in Burlington or Marblemount.

Up early and hike Cascade Pass/Sahale Arm in North Cascades NP. I am worried about finding a spot to park at on the trailhead. I imagine we will arrive at trailhead around 7:00AM and the hike will take us 5-8 hours to complete. We can stop at the pass or continue on the Sahale Arm. Anyone done this hike? I would then like to drive to Mount Rainier, stopping in route and having dinner in Seattle?
Have reservations for two nights at Paradise Inn.

Sun-Mount Rainier
Do I want to hike the Skyline Trail to Panorama Point or Comet Falls/Van Trump Park?
I am even considering one early in the morning and the other one in the afternoon.
I am also considering Brunch at Paradise Inn. Do I want consider driving over to Sunrise area.

Mon-Mount Rainier.
I could save Comet Falls and do it this day. Is Reflection Lake good at sunrise? Should I consider driving to Snoqualmnie Falls on the way back to the airport?
Airplane Departs @ 3:20, so we will probably need to be to the airport by 1:30 or so.

In addition, that Sat and Sun nights is supposed to be a good year for viewing the Persied Meteor Shower event. I am debating on staying up late or getting up early and trying to catch that.

I think I'm trying to do to much on Friday and Saturday. I really would like to do the whale watch tour, Cascade Pass hike, and a couple of hours at Pike Market. I am a bit undecided on what all I want to do at Rainier.

About the only thing that is set in stone is the fact that I have Paradise Inn reservations for Sat and Sun nights. I doubt I could get a different day very easily. The rest I have could change/revise though. We did a humpback whale watching in Alaska, so I suspect that the whale watch might be the thing to cut. Plus, the ferry and getting there takes up some time.

Open for suggestions.

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