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

    North Cascades

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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 »

Two Spring Artists-In-Residence Announced

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Date: April 26, 2007
Contact: Charles Beall, (360) 854-7302

The North Cascades National Park Service Complex Artists-in-Residence program has expanded to Stehekin, enabling the park to host two artists this spring. The purpose of the three year old program is to invite artists to immerse themselves in the park and its people so that park visitors, staff, and neighbors may be provided with opportunities to explore the meanings and significance of park resources in new and unique ways through presentations, workshops, or performances. The artists also donate to the park a work of art representative of their residency.

Sally Ranzau will be the Artist-in-Residence in Stehekin from May 2 through May 23. She and her husband live in Winthrop, Washington where they own North Cascades Frame and Company. Sally describes herself as "a photographer who likes to tell stories" and her current medium is digital photography -- capturing intimate landscapes and the personality of bird species. Inspired by the North Cascades, Sally recently designed, wrote and self-published her first book, "Visitors & Natives: A Seasonal Observation". Sally plans to spend her residency investigating spring bird migration, living with, recovering from and finding beauty in fire, and collecting stories of people who find solace and joy in traveling the high country. Learn more about Sally at: www.artshotsphotography.com

Kevin Bernstein is the Artist-in-Residence in Newhalem. He arrived at the park April 18 and will be in residence through May 24. He recently earned his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Washington and lives in Seattle. Kevin is a painter who is "interested in humankind's relationship to nature and how its role in society has changed throughout history" and is looking forward to the opportunity to explore beyond the park's "majestic scenic beauty" and "take notice of its smallest wonders." He works in the herbarium at the Burke Museum and is a member of the Puget Sound Mycological Society and the Seattle Lichen Guild -- interests that are conveyed through his paintings. Learn more about Kevin at: www.kevinmarcbernstein.com

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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...