• 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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  • 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 »

Rivers to Peaks: A Journey Along the Trails of the North Cascades

Rock Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail in the Pasayten/©Andy Porter
Rock Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail in the Pasayten Wilderness of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (click for a larger version).
©Andy Porter

Go on a photo tour through some of the most remote (and some not so remote!) corners of the greater North Cascades ecosystem with professional photographer Andy Porter. Andy has hiked almost every trail in North Cascades National Park Service Complex and his images of the area have been published in many national and local magazines. Join us to see the wildlands of Northwest Washington from a photographer's eye.

Preview the journey in the gallery at the bottom of this page.

9:00 p.m., August 9, 2014

Colonial Creek Campground Amphitheater

Andy Porter is an outdoor photographer who has traveled widely across the United States and around the world. He lives here in the North Cascades where he can be, in his own words, "close to the mountains, the water, the forest."

Read more about Andy in his own words and images at his website.


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

North Cascades National Park Service Complex includes 684,000 acres near the crest of the Cascade Mountains from the Canadian border south to Lake Chelan.