Stehekin is a small unincorporated community, settled just south of North Cascades National Park in northern Washington state.  The community today boasts 75 permanent residents along with a one room, log cabin schoolhouse that was in use up until 1988.  It now stands on the NPS’ National Register of Historical Places.  Pictured above is the schoolhouse and a student beginning his trek home, from the National Geographic book American Mountain People (published in 1973).  It is noted in the margins that students would ski up to 5 miles into the surrounding mountains to and from school each day.  Yes please.


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One Response to STEHEKIN, WA

  1. kellyr November 29, 2010 at 9:32 am #

    This picture makes me crave snowy times. Oh I love it up there, the Cascades.

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