Gwynn Dilstrom, age 7, was found uninjured on Sunday at approximately 5:00 pm after spending nearly 24 hours alone in the woods of Ross Lake National Recreation Area in the North Cascades. She had been playing in the Lower Goodell Campground when her parents realized she had wandered off. They immediately began to search for her and contacted park rangers.
Effective May 24th, the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) in Marblemount will change hours of operations. Due to budgetary constraints the WIC will now be open 7 am-4pm daily through the summer season.
The Cascade River Road is now open to all vehicles to its end at Cascade Pass Trailhead. The road has been closed for the winter at the National Park boundary, five miles below the Cascade Pass Trailhead.
Due to a decline in snow pack and rainfall in the Skagit basin, Seattle City Light is predicting water levels in the Ross reservoir at the utilityâs Skagit
Hydroelectric Project will be significantly lower than normal during the upcoming summer months. Ross reservoir and the surrounding Ross Lake National Recreation Area, administered by the National Park Service, will be open to visitors. However, the lower level of the reservoir will impact the availability of some visitor facilities, services, and recreational opportunities. Lake levels and recreation on Diablo and Gorge Lakes should not be impacted.