Day Hike - Yellow Aster Butte


Day Hike - Yellow Aster Butte

A steep but beautiful hike in the North Cascades, expect to see mountains for miles and fragile alpine meadows. Priority will be given to those who attend the Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking Committee Retreat at Baker Lodge the weekend of August 4th-5th.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

The Mountaineer's Lodge at Mount Baker.  

This hike is for those who are participating in the Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking Committee Retreat at the lodge this weekend.    We will start the hike after breakfast.  The trail head is about a 40 minute car ride from the lodge.   After the hike, we will return to the lodge.


More details will be added as the date approaches.  Initial plan is to leave after breakfast, drive to the trailhead and have an awesome day on the trail.  After returning to the cars, we will return to the lodge for dinner.

This is a steep trail but we will take an easy pace and take breaks as needed.  Please be prepared for the gain and the distance.


Yellow Aster Butte

  • Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    USGS Mount Larrabee
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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