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

    North Cascades

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  • Highway 20 Will Be Closed East of the Park For Culvert Repairs On Oct 21 & 22.

    Highway 20 will be completely closed between mileposts 147 & 157 (Granite Creek to Rainy Pass) from 6 a.m. Oct. 21 to 4 p.m. Oct. 22. The Easy Pass trailhead will be inaccessible during this time. More »

  • Diablo Lake To Be Drawn Down Three Feet in Oct., Trailer-Launched Boats Affected

    Diablo Lake will be drawn down 3 vertical feet for facility repairs from October 8-17. 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 »

Thirsty for Knowledge

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Date: January 27, 2010
Contact: Charles Beall, 360 854-7302
Contact: Regina Rochefort, 360 854-7202

Thirsting for Knowledge?

Try Tapping into Science

What: A new monthly series of presentations exploring current science in the North Cascades

When: Last Wednesday of each month

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes

Location: Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 West Holly Street, Bellingham

The first two Tapping into Science programs will be:

January 27: Snagging Hair and Sniffing Scat: How to Know what’s in a Bear's Genes

Lions, bears, wolves Oh my! These and other large carnivores live in the North Cascades, but are highways affecting the connectivity of their habitat? Roger Christophersen is a wildlife biologist at North Cascades National Park and Dr. Robert Long and Paula MacKay are wildlife biologists with the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University.

February 24: Thirsty Mountain Tops: Decline of Frost-Brewed Glaciers

Two-thirds of the glaciers in the lower 48 states are in the North Cascades. What does glacier monitoring tell us about their and our future? Dr. Jon Riedel is a geologist at North Cascades National Park.

Directions available at www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com

Did You Know?

North Cascades is now on Flickr!

North Cascades National Park is uploading its digital image library to Flickr! Be inspired, download your favorite images, or even add your own vacation photographs to the group pool: Friends of the North Cascades. More...