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The Ultimate North Cascades National Park Quiz
by Staff
North Cascades National Park offers hundreds of glaciers, dozens of waterfalls, high mountains and abundant wildlife. It's just waiting for you to discover its natural beauty. Before you do, take this quiz to learn more about North Cascades National Park.

How long does it take to drive to North Cascades National Park from Seattle, Washington?

  • about one hour
  • about 90 minutes
  • about two hours

North Cascades National Park contains more than 300:

  • ancient ruin sites
  • freshwater springs
  • glaciers

Which visitor center is open daily throughout the summer?

  • Goodell Creek Visitor Center
  • North Cascades Visitor Center
  • Golden West Visitor Center

Where does the North Cascades mountain range begin?

  • in Mexico
  • in Canada
  • in the state of Oregon

What trees are abundant in the forests of North Cascades National Park?

  • spruce and gum
  • redwood and oak
  • fir and pine

What type of winds blow in from Puget Sound to the western side of the mountains?

  • moist
  • dry
  • warm

What are the limitations on hunting in North Cascades National Park?

  • You can only hunt a certain type of duck, the American Black Duck.
  • It must be in season and with a special permit.
  • You pay a daily fee for hunting.

Why are the mountains in North Cascades National Park sometimes referred to as the American Alps?

  • because they are so rugged and vertical
  • because they are so high
  • because they are covered in snow

Who said these words in 1814: "A more difficult route to travel never fell to man's lot."?

  • Alexander Ross
  • Henry Custer
  • Henry Pierce

Damnation Peak, Forbidden Peak and Desolation Peak are so named because:

  • Many people have died while trying to climb them.
  • The person who named them was a pessimist.
  • They imposed many hardships on early trappers and prospectors.

How do you reach the wilderness camping grounds?

  • by hiking there
  • by means of shuttle buses
  • on horseback

What dates back to 1925 at the Buckner Homestead?

  • a long driveway
  • a cattle ranch
  • an orchard

What lies at the heart of the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area?

  • a huge barbecue and picnic area
  • Lake Chelan
  • a lookout that allows you to see for miles around

What is unique about the North Cascades Highway?

  • It is the longest highway in North America.
  • It's the only paved road in the park.
  • It has no maximum speed limit.

What do the black bears feed on in North Cascades National Park?

  • huckleberries
  • chestnuts
  • other mammals

How did the early inhabitants of the North Cascades National Park area support themselves?

  • by rug-making
  • by basket weaving
  • by fishing, hunting and gathering

What small community is found at the shores of Lake Chelan?

  • Stehekin
  • Rosstown
  • Chelanville

What was mined in the area over a century ago?

  • diamonds and quartz
  • gold, silver and copper
  • coal and tin

Why did Europeans come to this area in the 19th century?

  • They were fur traders.
  • They were escaping economic hardship.
  • They were escaping political repression.

For how long have Native Americans been inhabiting this area?

  • 4,000 years
  • 6,000 years
  • 8,000 years