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

    North Cascades

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    Diablo Lake will be drawn down 3 vertical feet for facility repairs from October 1-15. During the drawdown, boats with trailers will not be able to launch or take boats off the water. Hand-launched vessels will still be able to launch. More »

  • 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 »

Recovery of Fallen Climber

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Date: September 15, 2010
Contact: Kelly Bush, 360-391-3579

Marblemount, WA— The body of missing climber John Arum was recovered today via helicopter by Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at the request of the National Park Service. The 49-year old mountaineer from the Seattle area began a solo attempt of the 8,500-foot Storm
King Mountain on Saturday August 28
th and was reported overdue on Monday, August 30th.

Arum’s body was located from the air by National Park Service
personnel on September 3
rd on the steep face of Storm King Mountain at an elevation of 7,700. Due to technical challenges and poor weather, recovery operations were delayed.

Search and recovery participants included members of the Stehekin community, Chelan County Mountain Rescue, King County Sheriff’s Office, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, and National Park Service.

Photographs of Storm King Mountain, including the approximate location of Arum’s fall are available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/northcascadesnationalpark/sets/72157624748751327

Did You Know?

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...