We drove to Ohanapecosh, in the lower right corner of the park. We arrived there at about 4, if I recall.
Vivian and I were most unprepared for the trip, as it turned out. We had spent serious time on developing a checklist and pre-pack procedure, but for some reason, on this trip we did such things as lose the checklist, forget food items purchased less than 24 hours prior to the trip, and so forth.
This confusion delayed our departure from Seattle and cost us free time on Saturday, which could have been spent at Paradise.
It was a perfectly clear day all day on Saturday, the mountain looming over us in surprisingly snow-free glory. But we had to push on to our camping area to be sure we had daylight.