• View from Sourdough Mountain Overlook  A view looking down onto Diablo Lake. Photo Credit: NPS/Michael Silverman, 2010.

    North Cascades

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  • Cascade River Road will be open as normal through fall/winter 2014

    Cascade River Rd. will be open in 2014 until snow conditions make it impassable to vehicles, as normal. The road closure that was planned to begin September 8 has been postponed beyond 2014 due to unforeseen circumstances. More »

  • Lone Mountain Fire - National Park Service Trail Closures

    The Lone Mountain Fire in North Cascades National Park is approximately 5 mi NW of Stehekin in the Boulder Creek drainage. Boulder Creek Trail is closed. More »

  • Re-opening of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex

    The area closure of the Twisp River Road and the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest due to wildfires has been lifted as of August 19, 2014. More »

Acoustic Monitoring Site: Sourdough Mountain

Sourdough Trail enshrouded in fog. Image Credit: NPS/NOCA/Basil Tsimoyianis
Sourdough Trail enshrouded in fog.
NPS/NOCA/Basil Tsimoyianis
 

July 2010
High above the highway, a grueling hike rewards visitors with breathtaking views of the highway corridor and the surrounding peaks. The site was located about a mile below the lookout tower, yet sounds of the highway were still audible. A thunderstorm roared through this site and echoed off the peaks and valleys.

Click each title to hear a sound recording. Click on "Sound Clips" in the navigation to return to the map.

 
 
 
 
 

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Junior Ranger Totem: Raven

Anyone can become a North Cascades Junior Ranger! Pick up one of the four FREE activity booklets at any of the visitor or information centers. Complete the activities and earn your official junior ranger badge! Download the booklet here. More...