Open The Stehekin Upper Valley Road!

Senators Dan Evans and Brock Adams introduced the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1988. Senator Evans’ testimony concerning transportation into the North Cascades was unambiguous.

“What the bill would not do is to keep the park visitor shut out of the park. All the existing transportation and development corridors would be excluded from wilderness designation. … I believe the parks are there to provide recreation, as well as, the preservation of the natural ecosystem.”
Senator Dan Evans 1988

Stehekin Heritage believes:

“Citizens of all ages and physical ability should have the opportunity to access the Upper Stehekin Valley and be inspired by the grandeur of this magnificent setting. In the challenging era we live, the opportunity to refresh the body and inspire the soul is essential.”

As of this writing, the Stehekin Upper Valley Road remains closed by the National Park Service from Car Wash Falls to Cottonwood Camp to motorized vehicles and bicycles.

PLEASE READ STEHEKIN HERITAGE’S PUBLICATION:

“IT’S TIME TO REOPEN THE WAY THROUGH TO MORE THAN A VERY FEW”

Mike Barnhart addresses the closure of the Stehekin Road: "I see an unfinished job here in Stehekin."

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Mike Barnhart, lifelong Stehekin resident and historian, expresses…

"Access for All"

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It isn't just Stehekin people who want the Stehekin Upper…

Reasons for reopening the Upper Stehekin Valley Road

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Promises: Legislation – public access for all – public safety…

Senator's letter re: reopening upper road

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READ THE FULL LETTER