Yellow Aster Butte

Trip

Alpine Scramble - Yellow Aster Butte

Our mid-week trip will avoid the crowds at this gorgeous and popular destination.

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  • Strenuous 3, Technical 1
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft

Meet at 6:30 a.m. in Bellingham to consolidate carpools into vehicles with the highest ground clearance for the final rough section of FS road..  Get off I5 at Exit 255.  Turn right or east on the Mt. Baker Hwy. (542).  Turn left at the first light into Sunset Square.  Turn right again and park east of Skagit Bank.

 

Sept 1, Sun. – Yellow Aster Butte, (USGS Mt. Larrabee & GT Mt. Shuksan.  8 mi. & 2,600’ elev. gain.  We will start early to avoid the morning crowds on this popular destination.  Pace will be moderate with breaks for views and snacks.  A treat to share is always welcome.  Party limit is 8.  Meet at 6:30 a.m. east of Skagit Bank in Sunset Square, NE quadrant of I5 and the Mt. Baker Hwy. to consolidate carpools into vehicles with the highest ground clearance for the final rough section of FS road.  Leader Chuck Gustafson, 360-766-4045.  Please no calls after 7:00 p.m.

     Sign-up starts July 21 and closes Aug. 4

 

Route/Place

Yellow Aster Butte



  • USGS Mt Larrabee

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13S
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
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