Yellow Aster Butte


Alpine Scramble - Yellow Aster Butte

Yellow Aster Butte 6241

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  • Strenuous 3, Technical 1
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
6:30 AM at Marysville P&R
Rock Scramble North Cascades S3/T1. Planning Report sent upon sign-up.
Spectacular alpine vistas of Baker, Shuksan, and all those rugged and craggy peaks straddling the 49th parallel. 8 miles 2.600 feet.

From USFS: The Yellow Aster Butte Trail traverses the south-facing slopes of the eastern end of the High Divide, winding in and out of small drainages. Find various wildflowers such as anemone, aster, paintbrush and fireweed along the trail, as well as interesting rock formations carved by glaciers and worn by weather. Enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Baker, Border Peaks, Mt. Larrabee and the western portion of the High Divide.

This is a link to the WTA Yellow Aster Butte website


Yellow Aster Butte

  • Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    USGS Mt Larrabee

    Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX
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