Washington state’s Puget Sound is a forested metropolis, braided with inlets and bays and ringed by steep, glacier-clad peaks. On the west skyline, the stately, wet Olympic Mountains grab moisture from the ocean clouds to nurture the temperate rain forest of Olympic National Park. To the east the queen-mother’s throne, nearly three-mile-high Mount Rainier, holds court on clear days in its namesake park.
North Cascades National Park
Work to make substantial repairs to the Cascades River Road will shut off access to the Boston Basin and Cascade Pass areas of North Cascades National Park in Washington state this fall.
A spring ski tour in the Cascade Range of Washington state turned into tragedy when a snow slide swept away one of the two Seattle men and his body was later spotted by North Cascades National Park rangers from a helicopter.
Got some time on your hands this summer and looking for a great place to hang out? The folks at North Cascades National Park in Washington state is looking for some campground hosts.
Time is running out to land a ticket to a gala affair in support of North Cascades, Olympic, and Mount Rainier national parks.
Dude, if you value your National Park Service job, don't toke up, not even in Washington state or Colorado, where the adults 21 and older can light up legally.
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A debate over whether the wolverine needs Endangered Species Act protection has prompted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend its deadline for making the decision on that question.
A climber heading down after summiting Forbidden Peak in North Cascades National Park was killed when he was hit by a falling rock that knocked him about 300 feet further down the mountain.
It won't happen overnight, but progress is being made in removing the mud and muck that swept into Stehekin at North Cascades National Park a week ago. Still, some vehicles covered by the mud-and-rock slide might not be recoverable before snow flies.