North Cascades Highway Opens
After clearing snow, rock slides, and releasing avalanche chutes, Washington State DOT crews opened the North Cascade Highway today, which will make it easier for hikers to explore the Methow Valley.
After several weeks of clearing snow, rock slides, and releasing avalanche chutes, Washington State Department of Transportation crews opened the North Cascade Highway (SR 20) today, which will make it easier for hikers to explore the Methow Valley.
Conditions helped the clearing crews finish 3 1/2 weeks earlier than last year's May 10 opening. That makes it all the easier to hike the Saw Teekh Wa Trail before heading to the Old Schoolhouse Brewery or the Twisp River Pub for a bite to eat. Need a place to crash before the Chewuch Campground opens? Try the Chewuch Inn and Cabins.
You can follow the conditions on all major mountain passes throughout the winter and spring at the Department of Washington's Department of Transportation website or on its Twitter feed.
— Washington State DOT (@wsdot) April 16, 2013