Yellow Aster Butte


Day Hike - Yellow Aster Butte

We'll hike to a prominent butte with panoramic views of Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan, Goat Mountain, and the Picket Range. This hike is part of the Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking weekend at Baker Lodge and is open to retreat participants.

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

Mount Baker Lodge after breakfast.

This can be a strenuous hike as it gains  1,100 feet in the first mile before easing a bit and then finishing with another 750 feet of gain in the last half mile.  Access your own fitness level for this trip.  Worth the work, the views are amazing.  We'll plan for lunch at the tarns.  This will be a full day of activity beginning after breakfast and returning to the lodge just before dinner.

This hike is part of the Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking weekend at the Baker Lodge. Register to attend The Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking Committee Mt Baker Lodge Retreat weekend from 8/16-8/17/19 here:


Yellow Aster Butte

  • Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    USGS Mount Larrabee
  • See full route/place details.
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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