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Thunder Creek bridge in North Cascades closed

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on July 20, 2010 at 11:17 am with No Comments »
July 20, 2010 11:17 am

The bridge over Thunder Creek, 14 miles up the Thunder Creek Trail near Skagit Queen Camp in North Cascades National Park, has failed and has been closed.

Here is the rest of the news release:

Crossing Thunder Creek without a bridge at this point is a potentially hazardous cross-country endeavor. The creek is fast flowing with numerous rapids and a waterfall just below the bridge site.

National Park trail crew will be evaluating the bridge site to evaluate options for bridge or foot log replacement.

The Thunder Creek Trail provides access to upper Thunder Basin, Park Creek Pass and Mount Logan via the Fremont Glacier. Alternative access to these points is possible from the south via Park Creek Trail beginning in Stehekin, and requiring a much longer route.

The lower 14 miles of Thunder Creek Trail, including Junction and McAllister camps, are unaffected.

For alternative hiking destinations within the park or for updates on conditions, contact the Wilderness Information Center at 360-854-7245 or visit the park website.

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