The Skagit Valley Herald NEWHALEM, Whatcom County — The North Cascades National Park Visitor Center opens Saturday, a week before Memorial Day weekend. The center closes during winter when visitation declines with the annual closure of North Cascades Highway. The rest of the year it is open to the public to provide park information, resources, a natural-history…More
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A skier from Seattle was killed in an avalanche Wednesday on Mount Shuksan in the North Cascades National Park. Two Seattle men were ascending the north face of the mountain this morning when they were hit by an avalanche consisting mostly of snow, Park Ranger Rosemary Seifried said. One skier was swept away and the other,…More
The body of a 31-year-old Seattle man was recovered Sunday after he fell to his death in North Cascades National Park, according to the National Park Service. Tyler Barton had summitted Forbidden Peak via the West Ridge about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and was descending when he was hit by a rock and fell about 300 feet, the park…More
The road to the Cascade Pass Trailhead, the route to one of the most popular hikes in North Cascades National Park, has reopened to all vehicles, according to a park news release. During a big thunderstorm on Aug. 11, a portion of the 23-mile road washed out at Boston Creek, stranding dozens of…More
SEDRO-WOOLLEY (AP) — North Cascades National Park in Washington is closing a campground for at least two weeks to discourage a bear that got what was described as “a substantial food reward” when it broke into a garbage can. Park spokesman Ken Hires says Tumwater Campground on the upper Stehekin Valley Road was closed Tuesday and…More
A woman who was part of a climbing party at North Cascades National Park was hospitalized with critical injuries Saturday after being struck by a boulder. Acting Superintendent Charles Beall said that the woman was climbing the south side route of Sahale Peak with six others when a man in the group apparently pulled a large…More