Notice of Planned Work and Road Closure- Cascade River Road (Beginning Sept. 8, 2014)
The Cascade River Road will be closed from September 8 until late October 2014 to all public use (including foot, bicycle, and vehicle traffic) at the Eldorado gate (3 miles from road's terminus) in order to perform permanent road and culvert repairs. 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 »
Closure of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex
The Twisp River Road is closed west of Eagle Creek. The following USFS trails are closed due to the Lone Mountain 1, Little Bridge, and Carlton Complex Fires: War Creek, South Creek, Twisp Pass, Reynolds Creek. More »
Tolo Fire Updates
Contact: Kerry Olson, (360) 854-7365, ext 13
Daily Update for August 6, 2007
"The door is not closed on this fire. There are still parts of it that are inaccessible and there is still fire on the ground," remarked Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Incident Commander of the Tolo Fire, at morning briefing today.
The Tolo Fire burning in North Cascades National Park approximately 15 miles northwest of Stehekin is still holding at 225 acres with 35% containment. Smokejumpers caught four spot fires yesterday and helicopter bucket drops will continue today. Steep slopes, scree slopes containing pockets of unburned fuel and thick vegetation are hampering firefighting efforts, particularly on the southwest side of the fire.
Crews who have been working on the fire for the last two weeks will be hiking out of the fire today and tomorrow, with a fresh crew arriving tomorrow.
Cooler weather and higher relative humidity have helped firefighters make headway on the fire in the last few days.
Businesses in Stehekin are open, skies are clear and all seasonal activities are proceeding as usual. No trail closures are in effect.
As of today, 35 firefighters and 25 support personnel including aviation support, ground transportation, and fire managers are working on the Tolo fire. Park and fire officials appreciate all that the community has done in supporting the firefighters and fire support staff.
Daily Update for August 2, 2007
At this point, the fire is covering approximately 225 acres. The retardant lines held most of the fire in the southwest corner of the fire, except for one spot fire. Heavy fuels burning on the northwestern flank continue to produce more noticeable smoke, particularly in the afternoons. The south, north and eastern flanks are holding. Both ground and air operations are being used to attack the fire.
Daily Update for August 1st, 2007
Daily Update for July 31st, 2007
Did You Know?
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...