Yellow Aster Butte


Day Hike - Yellow Aster Butte

If you like grand mountain scenery including beautiful tarns laid out in a small meadow, this hike is for you. It is definitely one of my favorites. We will start after breakfast at the lodge. If you haven't stayed there before, give it a try.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,150 ft
  • Pace: just a little under 2 mph.

Meet at the Baker Lodge, right after breakfast.

This is a moderate to strenuous hike due to the elevation gain. There is a lot of exposure if the sun is out, so please be prepared for that too. Please for confident you can do this hike safely and have fun doing it. I do ask the group to stay together.


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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