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August 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Cascade River Road work delayed, so head for the hills

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 Wednesday that a major repair that would have meant a long closure this fall of the road’s last three miles…

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August 12, 2013 at 3:12 PM

65 stranded by Cascade River Road washout in N. Cascades

The National Park Service supplied this low-resolution photo of the washout on Cascade River Road, the only photo immediately available.

The National Park Service supplied this low-resolution photo of the washout on Cascade River Road, the only photo immediately available.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms over the weekend took a double whammy at primary driving routes in the North Cascades, including a Sunday afternoon washout of the Cascade River Road, a key access to North Cascades National Park backcountry.

The washout, at Boston Creek, 1.5 miles below the popular Cascade Pass Trailhead, stranded 65 people in their cars overnight.

The same series of storms caused multiple landslides closing Highway 20 west of Rainy Pass (see story here).

National Park Service employees were at the Cascade River Road site Monday assisting stranded visitors, and a temporary one-lane road may be opened by day’s end to allow the 25 to 35 trapped vehicles to drive out, according to an email from Ken Hires, Stehekin District Interpreter for the park. Friends and family members of the stranded hikers have been

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