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UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

After an abrupt halt, the process that would bring grizzly bears back to North Cascades National Park is back on

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.


Woman leaves $1 million to Washington’s national parks

Officials say Washington state’s three national parks have received a $1 million donation from the estate of a woman who loved the outdoors.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Official: North Cascades grizzly bear recovery work halted

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.


Bellingham climber’s body to remain on glacier

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.


Tour Deshais: For cyclist, mountain stretch a daunting game of peak-a-boo

NEWHALEM, Washington – Around every turn, the sentinel mountains of the North Cascades grow bigger and taunt me. Mount Despair.


Mild winter attracts North Cascades Highway cyclists earlier than expected

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 …


Seattle climber died in North Cascades fall

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. — North Cascades National Park says a climber from Seattle died in a fall Saturday on Forbidden Peak.


Field reports: Alpine Lakes bill back in Congress

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 …


Lake Chelan Shoreline a classic early hike

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 …


Fewer fish in the mountains

SEATTLE – Every summer, Sandy McKean and volunteers lug plastic jugs full of baby trout into the rugged wilderness of North Cascades National Park and plant them in alpine lakes …