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Category: North Cascades National Park
January 16, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Recreation prohibited as rock slides block gated North Cascades Highway

Here’s the kind of snow the North Cascades Highway can get in a normal snow year during its winter closure. The western portion of the gated highway is closed to recreation for several weeks because of rock slides. (AP photo, 2008) If you like to hike, ski or snowshoe the western portion of the gated North…

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August 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Cascade River Road work delayed, so head for the hills

A couple rests after hiking to Cascade Pass in North Cascades National Park. (photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) If you had canceled your annual fall hike to North Cascades National Park’s Cascade Pass because of the pending closure of the Cascade River Road, go ahead and make plans after all. The national park announced…

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July 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM

A flood of lovely national-park photos: Submit yours

A beach sunset at Olympic National Park. (Steve Fu photo.) Today’s the last day to submit your photos of Washington’s national parks for our Seattle Times photo contest. There’s been a flood of photos – more than 350 and still counting. The majority are of Mount Rainier National Park which looms large in Washingtonians’ psyches and lives….

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July 25, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Readers’ lovely photos of Washington’s national parks

Mount Rainier, with the aptly named Reflection Lake in the foreground. Submitted by reader Miles Morgan for The Seattle Times’   national parks of Washington photo contest. You really, really  love “The Mountain.” That’s very clear, judging from the dozens and dozens of photos of Mount Rainier submitted to The Seattle Times’ national-park photo contest. We’re looking…

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