Anderson Butte

Concrete, Washington

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Not able to resist a play on the word butte, I’ll say this short trail to the site of a former lookout station is a real beaut. The cabin, built in the 1930s and removed in 1964, might be long gone, but the reason it was built there in the first place—the site’s open views to a stunning array of peaks and valleys— is certainly still there. A little less than 1.5 miles from the trailhead, reach a saddle, which immediately pays off with stunning views to the east. There’s Mount Shuksan, the Pickets, Bacon Peak in the foreground, and lots more. Follow the ridgeline trail to the left for a few hundred yards—to the point where another step would result in a fall of several hundred feet—and the for- mer lookout site. The 360-degree views include the previously mentioned peaks as well as Mount Baker, the Twin Sisters, and, far down in the valley below, Baker Lake.
A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area

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A FalconGuide to Mount Baker - Mount Shuksan Area

by Mike McQuaide (Falcon Guides)

Not able to resist a play on the word butte, I’ll say this short trail to the site of a former lookout station is a real beaut. The cabin, built in the 1930s and removed in 1964, might be long gone, but the reason it was built there in the first place—the site’s open views to a stunning array of peaks and valleys— is certainly still there.

A little less than 1.5 miles from the trailhead, reach a saddle, which immediately pays off with stunning views to the east. There’s Mount Shuksan, the Pickets, Bacon Peak in the foreground, and lots more. Follow the ridgeline trail to the left for a few hundred yards—to the point where another step would result in a fall of several hundred feet—and the for-
mer lookout site. The 360-degree views include the previously mentioned peaks as well as Mount Baker, the Twin Sisters, and, far down in the valley below, Baker Lake.

©  Mike McQuaide/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Concrete
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Summer-Fall
Local Contacts: Mount Baker National Recreation Area
Local Maps: Green Trails Lake Shannon 46
Driving Directions: Directions to Anderson Butte

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top of the this butte is one of the best spot for view of two mountains.



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