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Yellow Aster Butte (Mt Baker Wilderness)

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft
7:45 AM at Glacier Ranger Stn (approx 1 hr E of Bellingham)
Photo-oriented backpack for Mountaineers members only. This activity is for adults age 18+.

Pace leisurely to moderate, paced with stops for photo opportunities and for enjoyment of nature. If you're seeking a faster pace or a different objective than photography/nature enjoyment, this is not the trip for you. Thank you.

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Interagency or trailhead pass required for each vehicle.

Meet 7:45am at trailhead.

BRING BEAR-PROOF FOOD STORAGE for backpack, small to standard-size canister.

Approx drive time to Glacier RS: 2 hrs from Everett, 2-1/2 hrs from Seattle.

Option to camp Friday evening - near Glacier at Douglas Fir CG, or in Maple Falls at Silver Lk Rec Area (10-15 min from Glacier).

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