Cities and Towns of the North Cascades
National Recreation Areas
National Wilderness Areas
Columbia Cascades Cluster
Twenty units of the National Park System in Washington, Oregon and Idaho make up the Columbia Cascades Cluster.
Mountain Pass Road Reports
Current road conditions and live web cams for Washington mountain passes including the Mt. Baker and North Cascades highways.
North Cascades Conservation Council
Organized in 1957 to "protect and preserve the North Cascades' scenic, scientific, recreational, educational, and wilderness values" , the council generates programs to keep government officials, environmental organizations, and the general public informed about issues affecting the Greater North Cascades Ecosystem. Action is pursued through legislative, legal, and public participation channels to protect the lands, waters, plants and wildlife.
North Cascades Institute
The Institute provides field-based environmental education about the natural history and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Web site offers information about the institute's history, news, natural history seminars, educational programs and publications.
North Cascades National Park
The Go Northwest! travel guide and directory to the North Cascades National Park including visitor information, accommodations, attractions and activities.
North Cascades Highway Weekly Update
North Cascades Highway weekly report on road and weather conditions from the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Ross Lake National Recreation Area
Travel guide on lodging, travel maps, Ross Lake weather and more.
Official web site of the county includes a section on parks and recreation, of interest to the visitor.
Resort is situated on 20 acres of natural park land surrounded by the Nooksack River and National Forest. The facility features an all-electric, two-story, two- bedroom, two-bath townhouse accommodations with fireplace; washer/dryer; complete kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, range and frig; and a furnished balcony. The resort is located 34 miles east of Bellingham WA on the Mt Baker Highway, approximately 2 hours north of Seattle and east of Vancouver, Canada. Nearby facilities include restaurants, bistros, live entertainment, hiking trails, fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing.
Bicycling the North Cascades Highway
The full title of this first person account of a great ride, "Bicycling the North Cascades Highway From Puget Sound to the Idaho Border," pretty well tells the tale.
Evergreen State Fair. 14405 179th Avenue SE, PO Box 129, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360-805-6700; 24 Hour Events Hotline 425-339-3309. August
Dennis Dickson Fly Fishing Guide
Guided fly fishing trips on the Skagit, Sauk and Stilly. Web site features trip descriptions, fishing reports, current conditions, books and more.
Pacific Crest Trail - Washington Section
A guide covering the Pacific Crest Trail as it traverses the North Cascade Mountains in the state of Washington. This section of the Pacific Crest Trail runs 70 miles between Interstate 91 at Snoqualmie Pass and Route 2 at Stevens Pass. Generally it would take an average of five to seven days to hike this entire section. The hiker will pass a half dozen classic high alpine lakes each day along the trail, each one a prime destination in itself.
Cascades River Expeditions
Whitewater rafting in the Washington Cascades, including river descriptions, stories, blooper photos, guide training, and current water levels.
Osprey River Adventures
Offers whitewater rafting adventures and family float trips in the Methow River Valley near Winthrop in eastern Washington, and also in the Skagit River.
Ski to Sea, May
A popular festival and relay race held each year over the Memorial Day weekend. Features parades, carnivals, street fairs, and gallery, garden, and home tours. The big race is a rigorous 85-mile relay incorporating seven different venues from Mount Baker to Bellingham Bay.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Moon Spotlight Washington's Northern Cascades Camping & Hiking by Tom Stienstra and Scott Leonard. Compact guide covering the region's camping and hiking sights with at-a-glance icons to activities. Hiking descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and clear driving directions are included. Order now...
Hiking the North Cascades, 2nd Edition by Erik Molvar. This comprehensive guide is your passport to one of the most beautiful and truly wild reaches of North America describing 105 of the region's best and most varied hikes, from a few choice short excursions to a whole host of day trips and overnight treks. Order now...
Day Hiking North Cascades by Craig Romano. This compact guide covers t a broad range of hiking options. This is the most up-to-date guide for the area, organized along highway and other travel corridors with an emphasis on trails that are 12 miles or less, round-trip. Order now...
Day Hike! North Cascades by Mike McQuaide. Organized by major highways and roads for easy trail-finding, clear descriptions of each trail, including mileage and estimated hiking time, elevation gain, possible trail conditions, difficulty level, map references, necessary permits, options for dogs and bikes, and where to find further information. Order now...
Selected Climbs in the Cascades Volume II by Jim Nelson and Peter Potterfield. Features 100 routes, including top favorite sport and crag climbing areas. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, several with route overlays. Highlights fun, quality climbs for all skill levels. Order now...
Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass (Cascade Alpine Guide) by Fred Beckey. This Mountaineer book contains everything needed to know for climbing the Cascade Mountains including maps, geographic aspects, safety and more. Order now...
Moon Washington, 9th Edition. by Ericka Chickowski. From urban cities to rural towns, this native gives an insider's perspective on everything the Evergreen State has to offer featuring great places to eat, scenic drives and volunteer vacations. Discover Seattle's arts and culture, climbing Mt. Rainier, sleeping in a train car near Elbe and much more. Order now...
Frommer's Washington State. by Karl Samson. In this detailed and completely up-to-date guide, you'll find great places to stay in every price range: sleek Seattle business hotels, romantic coastal inns, historic B&Bs, family-friendly motels, rustic cabins, and more. Order now...
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