North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park

News in North Cascades

North Cascades Park Needs Additional Advocates

September 17, 2008, 9:41 am
In the Northwest, we dream big dreams, and persistent dreamers can leave an imprint and legacy. The two words come to mind with the 40th anniversary of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. It's there thanks to citizens who outfought the timber industry, outmaneuvered federal bureaucrats and worked tirelessly ...

Anglers Wary of North Cascades Plan to Limit Fishing

August 21, 2008, 8:51 am
Not much comes easy in the precipitous ice-and-rock geography of North Cascades National Park -- not the hiking, not the high-lakes fishing, and across the park's 40 years of existence, not even fish management. This is what I'm thinking during the sweaty hike out of the stunning cirque that embraces ...

Pot Farm Found in Park

August 18, 2008, 2:21 pm
A park service pilot on a routine flight over the North Cascades National Park service area helped discover a large marijuana farm worth nearly $48 million -- the first such grow operation found in a national park site in the state. Officials said the farm, which law enforcement officials raided ...

Happy trails, favorite hikes: North Cascades NP turning 40

August 14, 2008, 7:54 am
A road runs through it — and Rick McGuire is grateful that the framers of North Cascades National Park, a "complex" of parkland and recreation areas that marks its 40th anniversary on Oct. 2, were obligated to stop at a single highway, scenic State Route 20. "The Forest Service would ...

North Cascades National Park Turns the Big 4-0

August 4, 2008, 4:56 pm
It’s difficult to describe the majesty of North Cascades National Park. Words like magnificent, vast and rugged only hint at the awesome nature of this portion of the expansive Cascade Range. Believe it or not, this pristine wilderness, spotted with archeological sites and ancient fossil remains, is one of ...

A little slice of heaven

July 31, 2008, 10:35 am
For most paddlers, the tantalizing jade-green waters of Diablo Lake are merely a fluid path to a bigger lake deeper in the North Cascades remoteness, not much more than a pretty prelude. But if you spend a night or two here, Diablo – "devil" in Spanish – will prove much ...

Hikers should expect plenty of snow on higher routes

July 25, 2008, 8:13 am
Hikers should expect lots of snow on mountain trails still, with rangers saying that higher-elevation routes in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and North Cascades National Park are two weeks to one month behind in terms of melting out. Higher than normal snowpack coupled with lower than normal temperatures well into ...

Body found in North Cascades National Park was Vancouver, BC, man

May 7, 2008, 11:02 am
The body found in North Cascades National Park was a man who apparently attempted to walk across the border from Canada in midwinter snow. Whatcom County Coroner Gary Goldfogel said Wednesday that the man was not a hiker and it's not clear what he was doing. He apparently died in ...