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Ascent of Yellow Aster Butte on 2014-08-27

Climber: Christopher Timm

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Yellow Aster Butte
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6241 ft / 1902 m

Ascent Trip Report

A beautiful hike. Would have been even more beautiful a couple weeks later when the fall colors took over. Great views of the North Cascades including Baker, Shuksan, American and Canadian Border peaks, and Mt Larrabee. Camped at the tarn. It was busy, especially for middle of the week, but the tarn is vast and rocky giving a ton of privacy. Slept under the stars, and weather permitting, that is something I would suggest to anyone. Great views of both the sunrise and the sunset and a splendid display of the milky way at night. You can climb up to any of the peaks without technical equipment, though the subpeak to the Northwest might be a little sketchy for someone who has little scrambling experience. It isn't a long scramble, but there is a lot of exposure and some loose rock to get up. It is well worth it though, as this gives the least obstructed views of the entire area. The marmots that inhabit the area are absolutely adorable.
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    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads



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