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Grizzly Bears Are Vanishing From Washington's North Cascades National Park

February 3, 2011, 1:36 pm
Washington’s North Cascades National Park lies at the center of some of the most protected, well- connected wildlife habitat in the Lower 48. Wolves have started making their way back into the landscape, wandering on their own accord across the Canadian border, just a stone’s throw to the north. Fishers ...

North Cascades Experts offer Tips for Exploring Park

May 20, 2010, 7:15 am
North Cascades National Park Complex Superintendent Chip Jenkins offers the following tips for experinecing all that the national park has to offer: Do you like leisurely scenic drives? Then tour the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) through the park and over Washington Pass. Along the way, you will be ...

North Cascades National Park: Not just a park--It provides plenty of places to get away, explore nature

October 8, 2009, 8:40 am
North Cascades National Park is a contradiction.To begin with, it’s more than a singular park. It part of a complex – spread out over 1,069 square miles from Lake Chelan to the Canadian border – that includes the Ross Lake and Lake Chelan national recreation areas.Visitation to the park ...

Going to North Cascades National Park This Weekend? Here's Some Important Road Information

September 3, 2009, 8:31 am
Park visitors have been occasionally been known to ignore warning signs and other sources of information, but anyone using the Cascade River Road in North Cascades National Park this coming weekend really needs to pay attention.Bridge work will close part of the road for a month or more starting September 8, and any ...

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 ...

Celebrate National Trails Day in North Cascades National Park this weekend

June 2, 2009, 12:57 pm
When you visit North Cascades National Park Service complex, you get three parks for the price of one:  North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake,National Recreation Area and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. These parks’ mountains, forests, rivers and lakes offer a variety of exciting activities and unique experiences.  ...

Fish stocking might end in North Cascades National Park

May 28, 2009, 1:33 pm
The mountain lakes in the backcountry of Washington state's North Cascades National Park are still covered in ice. The thaw usually doesn't come until early July. This year, however, a deadline comes along with the thaw.Unless Congress acts, the lakes won't be stocked by volunteers racing the clock through ...

Fish Plan Selected for North Cascades

January 15, 2009, 8:16 am
The National Park Service has issued a Record of Decision to move forward with the preferred alternative for the Mountain Lakes Fishery Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for North Cascade National ...

National Geographic Promotes Cascades Geotourism

January 15, 2009, 8:10 am
The National Geographic Society is going to help promote tourism in the central Cascade Range of Oregon and Washington.National Geographic will create a "geotourism" map as a guide to the mountain region that stretches from Mount Rainier National Park in Washington to Crater Lake National Park in ...