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FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014

Injured hiker had to fend off bears

HIKING -- Bears have always been good at smelling opportunity. A hiker who fell, broke his leg and dislocated his shoulder in the North Cascades last weekend said he had to fend ...

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

North Cascades Highway to open Thursday

NATIONAL PARKS -- The party's almost over for bicyclists who've had long stretches of the North Cascades Highway all to themselves as road crews have been clearing snow from State ...

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

Avalanche warning for Mount Rainier, Cascades

WINTERSPORTS -- It's spring, but wintery conditions still have a hold on the Cascades. The National Weather Service is warning of avalanches on the west slopes of the Cascades in ...

MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014

North Cascades Highway clearing starts today

PARKS – Crews are scheduled to begin clearing snow from the North Cascades Highway today, March 31, Washington Transportation Department officials say. The mountainous stretch of Highway 20 could reopen by early ...

MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2013

Snow closes North Cascades Highway for season

OUTDOOR TRAVEL -- After finding a 12-foot deep avalanche along a 150-foot stretch of highway below Liberty Bell Mountain this morning, the state Department of Transportation has decided to keep the ...

MONDAY, NOV. 18, 2013

Bing homepage features North Cascades Highway

PUBLIC LANDS -- The North Cascades  Scenic Highway (SR 20) is featured today on the Bing homepage, which is displaying an interactive photograph of headlights coming down the stunning highway through the national park. ...

THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

MONDAY, AUG. 19, 2013

North Cascades Highway reopening today

OUTDOORS ACCESS -- The Washington Department of Transportation says the North Cascades Highway is reopening at 10 a.m. this morning. It was closed last week by severe mudslides near Rainy ...

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013

North Cascades Highway opening is harbinger of summer

PARKS -- Suddenly it seems as though summer will happen. Washington's North Cascades Highway, a gateway to North Cascades National Park, opened Tuesday, weeks earlier than last year because of a thinner snow ...

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013

MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012

TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012

Wolverine kit confirmed in North Cascades

WILDLIFE RESEARCH --  After six years of effort, Methow Valley-based researchers have documented that wolverines have produced kits this spring in the North Cascades south of Highway 20. A remote ...

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012

Snow being cleared off North Cascades Highway

MOUNTAIN PASSES --  Crews are working on Highway 20 to clear the North Cascades Highway -- the great recreational road between Mazama and Marblemount, through North Cascades National Park. Snow removal began March ...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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