- The Yellow Aster Butte Trail is a difficult 2.1 mile hike. The Yellow Aster Butte Trail traverses the south facing slopes of the eastern end of the High Divide, winding in and out of small drainages. Various wildflowers such as anemone, aster, paintbrush and fireweed are found along the trail, along with interesting rock formations carved by glaciers and worn by the weather.
The trail starts off of the Tomyhoi Lake Trail #686. The Tomyhoi Lake Trail switchbacks through avalanche chutes, thick brush and then breaks out to a flat bench in a meadow. The junction with Yellow Aster Butte Trail is about 1.5 miles from the trailhead. Turn left at the junction and contour around the front of Yellow Aster Butte. The trail ends with a 900 foot descent on a series of steep switchbacks and narrow tread to Yellow Aster Meadows, where glaciers have carved numerous small tarns. The meadow areas are extremely fragile.
There is no camping allowed along the Yellow Aster Butte Trail. Camping is only allowed at Yellow Aster Meadow. Camp on bare ground, sedge or rock. The trail is within the Mt. Baker Wilderness.
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