North Cascades National Park http://kplu.org en North Cascades Nat'l Park named one of 10 'hidden gems' in U.S. http://kplu.org/post/north-cascades-natl-park-named-one-10-hidden-gems-us <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington's <a href="http://www.nps.gov/noca/index.htm" target="_blank">North Cascades National Park</a> has made <a href="http://www.country-magazine.com/" target="_blank">Country</a> magazine's <a href="http://www.country-magazine.com/photography/scenic/hidden-gems-national-parks/" target="_blank">"hidden gems<i>"&nbsp;</i>list</a> of America's ten most-beautiful, least-crowded national parks.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The park is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in Washington yet, due to its remote location, heavy annual precipitation and limited amenities, relatively few people visit it. Aside from some gravel roads, the main access is via State Route 20, the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Cascades_Highway" target="_blank">North Cascades Highway</a>.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:39:54 +0000 Dave Meyer 8988 at http://kplu.org North Cascades Nat'l Park named one of 10 'hidden gems' in U.S.