If you’ve been planning to drive into or through North Cascades National Park in northern Washington, Route 20, the North Cascades Highway, opened about a week ago, the 3rd-latest opening in its history. Crews removed as much as 25 feet of snow from the only paved road that crosses the park, which is primarily wilderness.

For more information about what you see on the spectacular drive, visit this blog post.

Keep track for continuing status on other routes in the Cascades (not all currently open) at The NPS site for North Cascades National Park.