Cascade Lakes open for summer

Published May 8, 2013 at 05:00AM

Backcountry skiers Ryan Slagle, Matt Toney and Reed Doerr (from left) walk with their dogs Tuesday evening along a car-free Cascade Lakes Highway near Sparks Lake, with South Sister rising behind them. The gate to the highway should be opened to vehicle traffic today at noon. Sparks and Devil lakes will have limited parking; vehicle access to Todd Lake remains closed due to snow. Beware of icy conditions.