North Cascades National Park

Cottonwood Campground

The Cottonwood camping area lies along the upper Stehekin River 23 miles north of the Golden West Visitor Center. There are four primitive campsites at this location that provide good opportunities for fishing in the Stehekin River and hiking in the backcountry of the park. Visitors can access this ...

Bridge Creek Campground

The Bridge Creek camping area lies at the junction of the Agnes Creek Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Stehekin River Road. It contains six individual sites and a separate group site. Each individual site consist of a fire pit and picnic table. Campground amenities include pit toilets. There is ...

Bullion Campground

The Bullion camping area lies along the Stehekin River 10 miles north of the Golden West Visitor Center and approximately one mile south of High Bridge. There are two primitive campsites at this location that provide good opportunities for fishing in the Stehekin River and the outlet stream of ...

High country in bloom: Wildflowers are a signature summer pleasure of the Northwest high country

August 24, 2009, 8:10 am
CASCADE PASS, North Cascades National Park -- Some pleasures have to be earned. So it is with a signature delight of a Northwest summer: high-country wildflowers.At higher elevations, the tree canopy opens, rocky talus slopes crowd the trail and a delicate and subtle beauty unfolds.It starts with drifts of ...

Feds review mountain-dwelling pika for threatened-species list

August 24, 2009, 7:24 am
EASY PASS, North Cascades National Park — Pikas don't ask much.With brave squeaks, belted out from atop their rock piles, they defend their realm in the talus slopes way up here in the mountains, more than a mile in the sky, far from anyone, anywhere.Yet even in their remote ...

Weekend Getaway: North Cascades

August 19, 2009, 8:40 am
The North Cascades are calling! A short two hour drive northeast of Seattle you’ll find a national park of extreme diversity…and extremely good fun. The mountains of North Cascades National Park Complex rise from nearly sea level to over 9,000 feet. Nestled between the peaks you’ll find 312 glaciers, the largest concentration outside of ...

Adding to the 'American Alps'

August 13, 2009, 1:47 pm
A third of a million acres of new park and wilderness lands could be added to North Cascades National Park if a new citizen-directed campaign kicked off this spring is successful. Washington Pass and Snowy Lakes are two of the better known beauty spots some say should be added to ...

Climber killed in fall in North Cascades National Park

August 11, 2009, 8:08 am
An accomplished mountain climber was killed Sunday in the North Cascades when the ice he was standing on collapsed, sending him tumbling about 40 feet and hitting him with falling ice. The climber was identified by the National Parks Service as Craig Luebbem, 49, of Golden, Colorado.Luebbem and a partner ...

Northwest wilderness turns teens into 'greens'

August 4, 2009, 11:37 am
After a month in the North Cascades, with 18 fellow teens from across the country, Sidneyy Jarol of Seattle smiled broadly and joked: "I have never met anybody as cool as us."The young people like Sidneyy (whose first name is indeed spelled with two y's) were not on vacation, ...

North Cascades visitors get vintage-look buses

June 19, 2009, 10:40 am
Visitors to the remote community of Stehekin in north-central Washington will have a new way to get around this summer.The National Park Service has bought four new touring buses to shuttle visitors along the Stehekin Valley to access trailheads, campgrounds, and private businesses. Stehekin is at the western end ...

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