• 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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  • State Route 20 closed at Mile Post 134, Ross Dam

    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 »

  • Ross Dam Haul Road Closure Continues

    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 »

  • Notice of planned work for the Cascade River Road, fall 2014

    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 »

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

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Long horned beetle

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