Yellow Aster Butte

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Alpine Scramble - Yellow Aster Butte

We’ll avoid the weekend crowds in this beautiful area with tarns below and the Canadian Cascades to our north. One of the few easy scrambles in the Mt. Baker area and the North Cascades.

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  • Strenuous 3, Technical 1
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,160 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,300 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Meet at 7:30 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.

July 24, Wed. – Yellow Aster Butte, (USGS Mt. Larrabee & GT Mt. Shuksan. 8 mi. & 3,160’ elev. gain. Pace will be moderate with breaks for views and snacks. A treat to share is always welcome. Party limit is 8. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Bellingham to consolidate carpools. 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. Leader is Chuck Gustafson, 360-766-4045 (landline). Please no calls after 7:00 p.m.

Route/Place

Yellow Aster Butte



  • Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    USGS Mt Larrabee

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

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
  11. Mountain Boots
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