Where the Wild Wolves Wander
South Park Pack
The pack that claims the southern half of the North Cascades National Park Complex tends to keep to themselves more than the Ross Lake or North Park packs do, partially due to the fact that they, far more than the North Pack, deal significantly with tourists on a daily basis. Many hiking trails criss-cross the South Pack’s territory, and hikers of varying degrees of skill explore the region.
Most notable is an old, abandoned mine, the Black Warrior Mine, which is reachable by experienced hikers. It is an idyllic and popular, if somewhat spooky, destination for many Park visitors. It is also the most dangerous and deadly space in the Park, since it was the scene of a horrific mining accident approximately 70 years ago. To this day, the Hisil is scarred by the accident, and most of the Mine is a Wound—an area of great negative spiritual disturbance, where terrifying maeljin (negative spirits) spawn and scheme to grow powerful off the fear of visitors.
Much of the pack’s time is taken up in monitoring the Mine in the real world and the Wound in the Hisil to keep it as safe as possible. Visitors who enter and exit it, particularly if they explore for a significant amount of time, stay in the area, or visit year after year, are scrutinized closely, with one of the pack’s Irraka shadowing them throughout much of their visit to the Park.