‘The Wild Cascades’ Journal


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Winter 2018

  • President’s report — Tom Hammond
  • National Park System Advisory Board members quit
  • Gothic Basin a candidate for state-funded protection — Marc Bardsley
  • Ramping up on Skagit River Hydroelectric Project relicensing — Dave Fluharty
  • NCI Youth Leadership Summit
  • Join our N3C Facebook page!
  • Snohomish P.U.D. forges ahead with Sunset Falls — Rick McGuire
  • N3C objects to South Fork Stillaguamish veg mgmt project — David Gladstone
  • Suction dredging threatens Illabot Creek  — Dave Fluharty
  • The Southern Picketts, a fence chiseled out of rock — Ethan Welty
  • A short history of the Roadless Rule — Scott Crain
  • Encroachments threaten Roadless Rule — Tom Hammond
  • On the road again to Monte Cristo —Ed Henderson
  • Find the true believers, get them involved! — Brock Evans
  • Bad news for bears in the Cascades, good news in British Columbia — Rick McGuire
  • Members submit comments for Snowy Lakes               
  • Corvid’s eye
  • Celebrating 50 years of North Cascades National Park
  • Recent books highlight North Cascades — Phil Fenner
  • In Memoriam:  Ted Beck


The Wild Cascades is the premier journal of the North Cascades, featuring its people, places and politics – lively and unafraid to challenge the status quo. Published three times a year, it shares its name with the book The Wild Cascades: Forgotten Parkland, a Sierra Club Exhibit Format book by NCCC leader Harvey Manning, published in 1964, that was instrumental in the creation of North Cascades National Park. We carry on the vigilant effort to defend the North Cascades, and invite you to read issues of our journal online in PDF format – just click on the current issue cover above to open it! Want to receive your own copy of each current issue of TWC as soon as it’s published? If you’re not already a member,  join NCCC! – a subscription is included with your membership dues. (Online issues appear several weeks after members receive their copies.) You can write to our editor at: wildcascades@northcascades.org We welcome submissions!

Tip for members: you’ll enjoy viewing all the photos in full color in the PDF file!


TWC pre-2001-B

In celebration of our 60th year, we’ve digitized many back issues! Click HERE to view PDF back issues of our journal online. Back issues are hosted by NPShistory.com and include many dating back to our founding.

The Wild Cascades journal began in 1961, following NCCC News which began publication with NCCC’s founding in 1957. A quick history of TWC is in our Spring 2011 issue starting on p. 12.

Also, we’ve scanned articles Joe Miller wrote for early issues of TWC under the pen name ‘The Kaopectate Kid’ from 1969–1979, and they’re available in a special collection on our From The Archives page. Joe’s story of the restoration of Cascade Pass from the October 1991 issue is here.

Some back issues on paper are available from our archives on request (email philf@northcascades.org).