Yellow Aster Butte


Backpack - Yellow Aster Butte

This is a beautiful moderate backpacking trip (7.5 miles, 2550' gain) with views of North Cascade peaks while camping at the Yellow Aster tarns.

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  • Sun, Aug 21, 2016 — Mon, Aug 22, 2016
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft


On Sunday, we will start at the Yellow Aster Butte Trailhead and follow the trail for three miles. At the three mile junction, we will descend to the camping area tarns. With time and energy, we have the option to climb up to the summit of Yellow Aster Butte and explore the basin. On Monday, we will hike out.


Yellow Aster Butte

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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