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

    North Cascades

    National Park Washington

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  • Lone Mountain Fire - 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 and War Creek Trails are closed. Rainbow Loop Trail is in-use as a staging area and closed to public use. More »

  • USFS closes Easy Pass Trail from State Route 20

    Due to fire activity near the trail, the US Forest Service has closed the Easy Pass trail and trailhead on State Route 20. This area has been receiving precipitation. The highway remains open.

Links and Resources

Publications
Climate Action Plan, North Cascades
Climate Change Brochure, Pacific West Region
Climate Friendly Parks Accomplishments, North Cascades, 2009-2010


Web Resources:
North Cascades Glacier Monitoring Program

http://www.nps.gov/noca/naturescience/glacial-mass-balance1.htm

NPS Climate Change Web Portal
www.nps.gov/climate change

Climate Friendly Parks
http://www.nps.gov/climatefriendlyparks/

Climate Change Wildlife and Wildlands Toolkit
http://www.globalchange.gov/resources/educators/toolkit

Climate Impacts Group
http://cses.washington.edu/cig/

National Park Foundation Electronic Field Trip
http://northcascadeseft.org/

EPA Climate Change
www.epa.gov/climatechange

Facing Climate Change (multimedia)
http://bdsjs.com/facing-climate-change/

Cascading Effects (multimedia)
http://www.nps.gov/noca/photosmultimedia/video.htm

Did You Know?

Cascading stream

The North Cascades are well known for the abundant waterfalls that lace the mountains. Two of the best known waterfalls are Gorge Falls between Newhalem and Diablo along State Route 20 and Rainbow Falls in the Stehekin Valley.