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 »
USFS Access Road and Trail Closures
The following USFS trails providing backcountry access to the park service complex are closed due to Lone Mountain and Carlton Complex Fires: Twisp Pass, South Creek, Reynolds Creek, War Creek, Summit. The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. More »
North Cascades NP Glaciers on Seattle Public Television
Contact: Charles Beall, 360 854-7302
North Cascades National Park Glaciers on
"KCTS 9 Connects with Enrique Cerna"
Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
The glaciers of North Cascades National Park and the scientists who study them will be the topic of the next edition of KCTS 9 Connects with Enrique Cerna which will air Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
KCTS 9 provided the following description of the episode, entitled "Melting Glaciers":
Forget about drowning polar bears and stranded penguins, global warming is hitting the Northwest. Local glaciers are melting at an unprecedented rate – 40% in just the last 40 years, threatening wildlife, native fish, and even our own drinking water supplies. In this episode of Connects, we take you on a rare and special journey into the remote and stunning backcountry of North Cascades National Park, where local scientists are monitoring our melting glaciers. We’ll show you the dramatic effects of global warming; explain the critical role glaciers play in our ecosystem; and find out what will happen if nothing is done to stem the tide of climate change.
More about the series and a promotional clip about this episode are available at www.kcts9.org.
Did You Know?
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.