“It’s been a #townsendssolitare kind of week”. @wingtrip has been finding these gems all over the upper Skagit river this week. This medium size thrush is the only solitaire native to America, north of Mexico. They migrate from as far as southern Alaska to northern Mexico. Quite the journey!!
Grad student @sea.at.ease leading mountain schoolers in the closing ceremony as they prepare to head home. Mountain school students had a fun packed 2 1/2 days where they learned about predator/prey adaptations, decomposers, the water cycle and much more. 🎥: @peakedcuriosity
“Made it through another winter” 📸: @poncedeleonphoto
Cohort 16 presented their graduation capstone projects the week of March 19-23. Presentations tackled subjects pertaining to social justice and the underlying history of racism in the environmental movement. Check out our latest blog post (link in bio) to learn more about Transformative Inquiry, the process graduates used to create their capstones.
Did you know that in 1930 Diablo Dam was the world's highest dam at 389 feet? Learn more about the Upper Skagit Hydroelectric Project with a tour on Diablo Lake, inside the powerhouse, or a walking tour in Newhalem. ncascades.org/skagit-tours (photo @maddrummahboy)
Take a Skagit Tour and explore Diablo Lake and Newhalem with a boat trip and/or an interactive walking tour. North Cascades Institute and partners, Seattle City Light and NPS give you an inside look at the Upper Skagit Hydroelectric Project and insight into the cultural history of the North Cascades. Registration info on our website!! (Link in bio) 📸: @skagittours
Check out Jagged Ridge Imaging to see John Scurlock's amazing aerial photography. From John: Consider the north face of Hozomeen’s south peak - an enigma like no other part of the mountain. Difficult to see, even from the air, and even then, withholding its secrets unless a bit of snow pulls the curtain aside for a bit. It’s right up there as one of the most difficult mountain faces I’ve photographed, due to its close proximity to the north peak. #ncascades #northcascades #pasaytenwilderness #hozomeen #aerialphotography #northcascadesnationalpark #noca50 #jaggedridgeimaging
Song sparrows are year long residents, but just started singing here in the North Cascades. Exciting to hear so many birds singing their way into spring! 📸: @wingtrip
😮 On day 2 of mountain school, students get to pick specimens and check them out under the microscope. Lichen, feathers, moss, rocks, sticks, bugs are all choices they can pick from our drawer of curiosities. 📸: Gina Roberti