Stories from the North Cascades

We believe that in order to care for a place, you must have a connection to that place.

That connection can take form in many ways – from taking a drive through spectacular wildlands to backpacking for days at a time.

Here are some stories about those very connections people have made in the wildlands of the North Cascades.

Ingunn's story

Ingunn Markiewicz has been so moved by nature that she says the outdoors saved her life.

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