Seasonal work is a large part of Stehekin history and present day life in our valley and community. Summers spent in Stehekin are never forgotten. Firefighting has been a necessary part of protecting the area. Lookouts on prominent peaks were a major phenomena in their day. Read here of one account of public service high on a mountain perch. http://stehekinheritage.blogspot.com/2017/10/a-bit-of-history.html
A famous destination at the head of Lake Chelan in it’s day, the Field Hotel played a significant role in visitor relaxation and recreation in the North Cascades. Innovation to match the surrounding beauty and make a way to enhance the area are traditions passed on to present day Stehekin. A favored destination, read more here from “The Stehekin We Remember.” http://stehekinheritage.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-field-hotel.html
Subsistence living was the heart and beginning of Stehekin history. Hard work was a daily reality of survival. What motivated people to stay and make Stehekin their home? Read an account of the reality of mountain living written by resident Mike Barnhart: http://stehekinheritage.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-first-year-at-homestead-reprinted.html
Stehekin Heritage is dedicated to perpetuating and protecting a viable community presence in the Stehekin Valley, as well as, sharing and enhancing public recreation throughout the North Cascades.
Address: PO Box 1, Stehekin, WA 98852