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NPS buys new buses to serve Stehekin Valley

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on June 16, 2009 at 10:25 am with No Comments »
June 16, 2009 10:25 am

Folks in the Chelan area Thursday will be able to view two new buses before they are barged up Lake Chelan to Stehekin on Friday.

North Cascades National Park Complex

This is one of the four new buses that will carry visitors up and down the Stehekin Valley.

The vintage-looking buses are the first two of four new busses which are coming to Stehekin. Purchased by the National Park Service, they will be operated by the NPS concessionaire, Stehekin Landing Resort, to shuttle visitors along the Stehekin Valley to access trailheads, campgrounds and private businesses and to provide the popular tour to 312-foot Rainbow Falls.

The design of the buses was inspired by the early 20th century vehicles that once roamed the Stehekin Valley.

The buses can be seen from 11 a.m. to noon in the parking area adjacent to Chelan Airways and the Lake Chelan Boat Company between 1328 and 1418 W. Woodin Ave., Chelan.

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