2013 Stehekin mudslide


The slide engulfed cars and buildings around the boat docks.

Park rangers have posted remarkable photos of the Stehekin mudslide on their Flickr page. For more details, see their news release about the event or check here for updates.

On Thursday night, September 5 at 11:45pm, a powerful storm cell triggered a massive mud and rock slide down the Imus Creek drainage in the community of Stehekin, WA in North Cascades National Park Complex. Many parked vehicles were buried; some businesses, private and NPS structures suffered damage. There were no injuries.
National Park employees, assisted by local residents, are clearing the road and currently it is partially open for shuttle service and the public. Assessment of the work needed to recover the damaged vehicles and to stabilize the slide debris is currently underway.
Visitor experiences will be impacted as bicycle rentals are temporarily suspended, shuttle buses are operating only as passage through the site is allowed. The Imus Creek Trail is closed to public use pending a safety assessment, trail repair and bridge replacement.

– North Cascades National Park staff

We have not yet heard of reports of damage to the PCT from the September 5th storm.

Author: Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Manager, Jack works to connect people to the PCT. He's involved with a wide variety of projects that help the trail, the trail's users and the community that surrounds the experience. He has thru-hiked (Pacific Crest Trail in 2006; Colorado Trail in 2008; Continental Divide Trail in 2010) and is an obsessed weekend warrior.