Being avid outdoors people, a challenge that Maurie and I have found with this project is how to get out and go hiking without taking our car.
We found that we can get from Olympia to Lake Quinault or up to Pt. Angeles by bus. We can hike right out of Quinault, but from Pt. Angeles there's still the issue of how to get to the trailheads in the National Park.
To my joy, we've found some information to help with going hiking via public transit.
Hiking shuttle to Snoqualmie Pass
Hiking the Wonderland without a car This article not only has information on getting to Mt. Rainier National Park by transit, but also has some good information about some special deals Zipcar has for Washington Trails Association members, and a link to a site dedicated to hiking by bus.