Wildlife of the North Cascades


Visiting the North Cascades National Park often offer the possibility of encountering some local denizens. Some of the locals I have run into are: mountain goats (usually at higher altitudes, looking for salt); Black Bears (most often in August, busy foraging); and Deer, of all varieties. I have also had the good fortune to cross paths with salmon, marmots, pika and ptarmigan. 2 years ago I had a close (well, not that close) encounter with a wolverine in the Entiat Mountains and a Grizzly Bear in the Pasayten Wilderness, about a Mile from the Canada border. Alas, no pictures of these last two!

Mountain Goat at Sahale Camp, North Cascades National Park Mountain Goat at Sahale Camp, North Cascades National Park

andyporter_Mountain goat at Sahale Glacier Camp, North Cascades National Park Mountain Goat at Sahale Camp, North Cascades National Park

Visitor at Sahale Glacier Camp, North Cascades National Park Visitor at Sahale Glacier Camp, North Cascades National Park

Goat on Sahale Arm  North Cascades National Park Goat on Sahale Arm North Cascades National Park

Bear at Horseshoe Basin Bear at Horseshoe Basin, North Cascades National Park

Bear at Horseshoe Basin 1 Bear at Horseshoe Basin, North Cascades National Park

Bear5em Bear at Horseshoe Basin, North Cascades National Park

Bear crossing Park Creek Pass Bear crossing Park Creek Pass, North Cascades National Park

Bear on the PCT Black Bear on the Pacific Crest Trail, North Cascades National Park

salmon 5em Salmon Spawning, Indian Creek, North Cascades National Park

salmon 24em Salmon Spawning, Indian Creek, North Cascades National Park

chilliwack salmon Salmon Spawning, Indian Creek, North Cascades National Park

Chilliwack Salmon Salmon Spawning, Indian Creek, North Cascades National Park

salmon 3em Salmon Spawning, Indian Creek, North Cascades National Park

salmon 4em Salmon Spawning, Indian Creek, North Cascades National Park

Deer at Cascade Pass Deer, just above Cascade Pass, North Cascades National Park

deer em Deer, just above Cascade Pass, North Cascades National Park

andyporter_Deer_Sahale 2 Deer, just above Cascade Pass, North Cascades National Park

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