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Grizzly bears may yet roam the Washington Cascades, after a pair of federal agencies unexpectedly announced Thursday they would reopen the process of considering how reintroduction might happen.
Officials say Washington state’s three national parks have received a $1 million donation from the estate of a woman who loved the outdoors.
A North Cascades National Park official said work to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem has been stopped by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s office.
The body of a Bellingham woman will remain on a North Cascades National Park glacier indefinitely after a recovery team decided a mission to the site would be too dangerous.
NEWHALEM, Washington – Around every turn, the sentinel mountains of the North Cascades grow bigger and taunt me. Mount Despair.
About 6 miles west of the locked gate near Mazama, State Route 20 climbs above the trees then takes your breath away. “The whole North Cascades open up in front of you,” said Joe Brown of Methow Cycle & Sport in Winthrop. “It’s beautiful.”
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. — North Cascades National Park says a climber from Seattle died in a fall Saturday on Forbidden Peak.
WILDERNESS – The Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions and Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers Protection Act has been reintroduced in Congress by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) , Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Rep. Suzan Del Bene (D-WA). The legislation, identical to the Senate bill that passed the Energy and Natural Resources Committee last session, would protect an additional 22,000 acres of wilderness adjoining the existing Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, and would add 10 miles of the Pratt River and nearly 30 miles of the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River to the National Wild and Scenic River System.
The Chelan Lakeshore Trail is a classic Northwest early- season backpacking trip, brightened by wildflowers before many ski areas are closed for the season. Many hikers revel in the unusual twist that they must board a ferry or hire a float plane to reach the trailhead.