An aerial tram could transport lots of national park visitors to scenic alpine viewpoints. Ain’t gonna happen.
Mt. Baker is a notable exception to the hundreds of peaks inside the boundaries of North Cascades National Park. Why isn’t this iconic mountain part of the park? Turns out, there are some good reasons.
In the 1960s, the Forest Service tried hard to retain jurisdiction over Cascade Pass, but couldn’t overcome public opinion — and the President.
Three weeks as a creative resident at the North Cascades Institute’s Environmental Learning Center has been an enriching experience.
Twelve years and 364 days after my first hike to Cascade Pass, I went back. Spoiler alert: it’s still stunning.