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PostMon Mar 16, 2020 12:39 pm 
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I was up there more than a month ago.  After several miles the road was covered in snow, with a pair of tire tracks worn down to the pavement.  The road was no longer drivable after 8 miles, at the first official campground.  Icy, slippery snow.

I'd love to know what it's like now - how far you can drive in an average clearance car, what the snow is like there.  I called the Marblemount Wilderness Information Center, but they haven't opened for the season yet.
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PostMon Mar 16, 2020 12:59 pm 
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It's a week old, but someone posted on Cascade Climbers:

"As of Sunday snow starts at milepost 13. It's continuous and too deep for a forester for the next mile, then patchy discontinuous with long melted out sections til milepost 17.5. Then continuous the rest of the way to cascade pass trailhead."

https://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/topic/103343-cascade-river-road-conditions/?tab=comments#comment-1158787
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PostMon Mar 16, 2020 2:44 pm 
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Oh man.  I'm wanting to ski from the upper closure to the trailhead.  Sounds like I better get busy before that last section melts!

Thanks for the update Walkin' Fool!  🙂
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PostFri Apr 03, 2020 9:35 am 
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Has anyone been here since mid-March 2020? I wonder how the road is now?
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PostFri Apr 03, 2020 10:51 am 
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Closed. Check the park's website for information
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PostFri Apr 03, 2020 11:38 am 
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The NCNP page had it listed as closed a few days ago. They have since replaced that alert with a new one announcing that all of NCNP is closed to visitors.

I'm not meaning to be judgemental; do what you will. Just a heads up that they probably intend for it to still be closed.
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PostWed Apr 15, 2020 5:16 am 
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wasn't some one working on the trail last year
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PostFri May 01, 2020 11:31 pm 
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Any idea where or if the road is gated?
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PostSat May 02, 2020 4:59 pm 
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I went 6-8 miles up the road April 23. No sign of gates being closed or snow. I wasn't very far up but it was beautiful. We hiked up toward Monogram lake for 2 miles and ran out of time. We saw no snow even after the elevation gain.

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PostMon May 04, 2020 3:16 pm 
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The road has never been closed--up until it reaches the North Cascades National Park around mile 18.  The road is on National Forest Service land.  On April 7th...this guy went up Kindy creek and reported no problems with snow on the road up to mile 14:
https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/trip-reports/trip_report-2020-04-07-1129950645

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PostMon May 04, 2020 3:25 pm 
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Thanks Mitch and Stefan!
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