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stuck_in_new_england

living for free in the casades park?

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anyone know if there is easy free camping in the park, or so near to the park that we could easily hitch in? me and my brother want a place to crash between routes late this month, but dont have a car. any thoughts?

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The lack of activity speaks volumes. NOCA is pretty far from Yosemite.

 

the closest thing to free camping moderately close would likely be Early Winters campground E of Washington Pass. Not free, but fairly cheap.

 

As for hitching, if you want to run the risk of not getting picked up one or both ways and blowing a day of climbing and/or dinner and sleep, then there might be enough traffic on the weekends on 20 to try this, but during the week its probably best to use your own car and stack the odds in your favor.

 

Alex

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Depends where you plan on climbing or camping.

 

If you camp in a designated campground next to the highway then you have to pay. If you camp overnight in the official borders of the National Park then you have to get a permit but do not have to pay. Here is another option, camp just beyond the official border, then you don't have to get a permit unless you are in the wilderness boundary. The Liberty Bell group is not in the North Cascades National Park but under the boundary of the National Forest. The only thing you have to watch out here for is passes to park your car.....which of course you don't have to worry about.....

 

So many damned rules...and none of the agencies are working together....

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Hello,

 

I've frequently camped at trailheads. In NCNP there are several just off SR20. Free overview maps of the park are available at the RS in Marblemount or by snail mail.

 

Cheers,

 

Jonathan

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