Nelson Butte

This peak is NWW of Mt. Aix. It can be easily ascended by leaving Windy Ridge Trail No. 985 from Clover Spring. As of 1999 it appears the trail has been abandoned for one or two years. Do not know the future of this trail.

Elevation (feet): 7,160
Elevation (meters): 2,182
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 46.823615
Longitude: -121.205034
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Seattle
Convenient Center: Yakima

Thanks to Stefan Feller for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Nelson Butte.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #21043 - by an anonymous user on Sep 29, 2007
    Beautiful sunny fall days. sept. 20th went to top of cliff above Buck lake and then to Nelson Basin. Encountered a Bull Elk and about 15 cows where trail crosses the wilderness line. Looked like...
  • Log #20587 - by Jeremey MacColman on Jan 07, 2007
    Jim Powell was a great inspiration in my teens when I was beginning my outdoor mountain rescue activity as a part of Civil Air Patrol. We tried so hard to find him when he became overdue. He will...
  • Log #11419 - by Stefan Feller on Sep 09, 1999
    Traversed from Mt. Aix. Easily done under beautiful skies. Lots of signs of deer/elk everywhere.