That’s one stoked gulo!! And we’re just as happy! This North Cascades gulo appeared at a monitoring station in late February for a scent lure rub, after sniffing around the site in the early morning. We’re working with Methow Valley wolverine biologists to determine if this individual’s chest blazes match those of a wolverine caught on camera in a nearby location two years ago. If so, this is a female. Her hair was sampled with a hair snagging device and sent for DNA analysis. Thanks for the visit gulo!
"Restoring the grizzly bear to the North Cascades Ecosystem is the American conservation ethic come to life." - Secretary Ryan Zinke.
“We thank Secretary Zinke for his visit and the encouraging words of support for grizzly bear recovery in the North Cascades. We have never lost hope that the restoration of this American wildlife icon would proceed because the people of Washington have repeatedly demonstrated their overwhelming support for it,” said Joe Scott, International Programs Director and grizzly bear lead for Conservation Northwest.
“With 10,000 square miles of mostly rugged backcountry, the North Cascades Ecosystem is big and wild enough to sustain a small population of grizzly bears alongside people and local communities. It will take a lifetime to succeed, but inaction would guarantee failing this piece of our Northwest natural heritage.”
We're committed to restoring this Northwest icon before it's too late. Read our full response at the link in our profile!
“The ecstatic experience of being on a mountaintop, in a storm above treeline, in the presence of the song of the white-throated sparrow - or in any of a thousand ways that we can feel carried out of ourselves in the mountains - can be just a momentary escape. Or it can affect an alchemy that transforms our whole existence. Once again, in such instances, we morph to become a part of the places we love.” - Laura Waterman #backcountryskiing#alpinist#northcascades
Beyond excited for the summer guiding season in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with @wildlandtrekking , including a few new routes in @northcascadesnps. No other place has captured my heart or felt like home than these mountains. Come explore the 'American Alps' with me!!
Photo: View from the top of South Early Winter Spire of the Liberty Bell Group last summer, from a fantastic climbing trip with @havingthehaving
the #northcascades flush with a mesh of #purple and #blue from the #sunset that #washingtonwinter evening. you can see some snow snuggled among the dark forest on the slope in front.
with a sensational view like this, it /almost/ makes me forget how women are more regulated than guns in this country :’) #NeverAgain — tomorrow, I’ll be joining Seattle’s #MarchForOurLives movement. have a safe weekend everyone !!
[TR] - Isolation Traverse with Alternate Finish: A new user just dug up this gem in the TR search tool from 2013, and incredible traverse of the North Cascades National Park. Be sure to check is out, you can find it using the TR search tool which is linked in the bio. #climbing#northcascades#cascadeclimbers
Artist point 🎨
North Cascades National Park is located in the state of Washington. The park is the largest of the three National Park Service units that comprise the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. Several national wilderness areas and British Columbia parkland adjoin the National Park. The park features rugged mountain peaks and protects portions of the North Cascades range. The highly glaciated mountains are spectacular examples of Cascade geology. Popular hiking areas include Cascade Pass, Mount Shuksan, Mount Triumph and Elforado Peak. (Source: Wikipedia