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Yellow Aster Butte (Mt Baker Wilderness)

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  • Sat, Oct 26, 2013 — Sun, Oct 27, 2013
  • Backpacking
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft
6:30 AM at Ash Way Park and Ride - Mill Creek
Last gasp backpack? If the larches hold (I'm not crossing my fingers) may divert to Cutthroat Pass (longer, grade is gentler). For this reason, please sign up with leader and advise your preference. Due to inability to access home email during workday, expect contact in the evenings OR contact me at work, 425-698-4509, or email me at valerie dot nelson at prudential.com. Recent trip reports indicate there will be some snow on the trail, and the possibility of camping on snow. Traction devices recommended. If stick with Yellow Aster Butte (YAB), road is rough and rocky but drivable by passenger cars; if Cutthroat, it's paved highway all the way. Contact leader with: 1. If open to either destination (and preference) 2. If willing to drive (# of passengers) or if not willing. Photographers especially welcome. Nighttime temps expected to be cold: (last weekend at 6000 in Carne Basin, camped on snow, it never dropped much below 30). Suggested park and ride meeting place is off I5; first exit north of junction of I405 and I5. Recent reports to be found on wta.org and nwhikers.net.
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