Snow at the Learning Center
This week has brought the first significant snowfall to the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center. Sitting at a relatively low ~1,200 feet in the range, the Learning Center is generally snow-free through the year, though the La Nina weather pattern this winter promises to bring us more of the white stuff than usual.
With last weekend’s sold-out Thanksgiving Family Getaway passed, our year of programs at the Learning Center has come to a close. While we still have a small crew of staff working up there every day, wrapping things up for 2010 while simultaneously planning 2011, campus is quiet and still. The snow brings a magical hush to the woods and lake, and the closure of the North Cascades Highway means there aren’t many people passing through the area anymore. The wildlife pretty much has the entire neighborhood to themselves.
Here are some photos from Tuesday, November 30, taken by M.Ed. graduate student Nick Mikula. Enjoy, and hope to see you again at the Learning Center next year!