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    After a brief closure at Newhalem due to an avalanche and unstable conditions, SR 20 has re-opened to its normal winter closure point at MP 134, Ross Dam. The highway will remain closed from Ross Dam to MP 171 (Silver Star Creek) until spring re-opening. More »

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    A short segment of the Ross Dam Haul Road between the Diablo Lake suspension bridge and the tunnel remains closed to public use due to continued recovery following a March 2010 landslide. The closure will remain in effect through 2014. More »

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    Visitors planning to access the park via the Cascade River Road after Labor Day should be advised that the Park Service is planning a fall closure of this road at Eldorado Creek (3 miles before the end of the road) in order to perform permanent repairs. More »

Photographer in Stehekin as National Park Artist-in-Residence

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Date: October 5, 2012
Contact: Charles Beall, 360-854-7302

Staff of the North Cascades National Park Complex is currently hosting Chuck Kimmerle in Stehekin as an Artist-in-Residence. Kimmerle is an award-winning landscape photographer from Casper, Wyoming who is spending his five-week residency photographing the forms and textures of Lake Chelan National Recreation Area's natural and man-made landscapes.

"For me, the biggest joy in landscape photography is the discovery of unexpected treasures," says Kimmerle. His photographs have been featured in LensWork, Black & White, and Neutral Density. Kimmerle was a 2012 recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship Award and was a 2011 Artist-in-Residence at Zion National Park.

On Sunday, October 7th, Kimmerle will lead a photography workshop at the Buckner Orchard, one of Stehekin's most treasured places. The workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. and is free and open to anyone.

Kimmerle's photographs are available for viewing at his website and a transcript of an interview with him for Neutral Density is also available.

The Artist-in-Residence program at North Cascades National Park invites artists to immerse themselves in the national park and work with park visitors, community members, and staff to explore the park in unique and meaningful ways through the arts. Learn more about the Artist-in-Residence program.

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