Yellow Aster Butte


Day Hike - Yellow Aster Butte

This strenuous hike provides views, flowers and lovely water features, going through several elevation zones with wide ecological diversity. The lakes below the butte are like pearls on a skein, as close to heaven as we can get. This is a naturalist hike so we hike slowly and stop to identify plants and other biota.

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

Mountaineers Mt. Baker clubhouse at 9 AM, or the trailhead at 9:30. A high clearance vehicle is wise for the road to the trailhead.

Priority will be given to hikers who sign up for at least two of the weekend hikes and who stay in the lodge or in the area.


Yellow Aster Butte

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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