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Yellow Aster Butte (Mt Baker Wilderness)

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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft

7:10-7:25am - Glacier Ranger Station, Glacier, WA (approx 40 miles E of Bellingham, via  WA-542)

Members only.  Registration open August 25 - September 9.

Leisurely to moderate pace to allow for nature enjoyment and photography.

Find supreme wildflower gardens and a high-country plateau speckled with shimmering tarns-but that's not all. Spectacular alpine vistas abound too-of Baker, Shuksan, and all those rugged and craggy peaks straddling the 49th parallel.(WTA) Expect early fall color and blueberries in September.

PASS REQUIRED: Interagency or trailhead pass for each vehicle.

WTA & NF trail descriptions: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/yellow-aster-butte
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbs/recreation/recarea/?recid=17578

Lee Rentz's trip blog & photos:  http://leerentz.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/backpacking-at-yellow-aster-butte-in-the-north-cascades/

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials.  Bearproof food container.

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