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RichP
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PostMon Jan 08, 2018 7:12 pm 
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We weren't expecting great weather today and two of us had to be back in town early for commitments. Welldigger's Ass seemed like a short enough hike that none of us had ever done so we went with it. As we were driving we could see sun shining on the peaks near Stevens and our spirits immediately lifted. As we got to the pass we entered thick fog but knew we'd be hiking above it soon.

We parked at Yodelin next to the building just east of the pass and walked to the upper parking area where we started on a road that took us most of the way up to the ridge near Point 5023. From here we hiked eastward along the crest losing a bit of elevation before the final climb up to the 5273' summit which is treed. We continued until we found a sunny spot further east with some views and called it good for lunch.


On the way down we ran into a split boarder who was the only other person we saw today. We took a detour which made the trip even shorter but all of us fell down in the steeper terrain due to the crust under shallow, fresh snow. Tree wells were ready to swallow us up but fortunately we all made it down safely.

4 miles and 1700' of gain.

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PostMon Jan 08, 2018 7:50 pm 
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RichP wrote:

Beatiful!

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PostMon Jan 08, 2018 10:02 pm 
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Great photography!  Some really nice views in there.  Some look magical.  ~z
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PostTue Jan 09, 2018 9:13 am 
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up.gif Nice !  stuck.gif Beats freezing rain and crusty snow.

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PostTue Jan 09, 2018 11:39 am 
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Is it a real name????
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PostTue Jan 09, 2018 11:53 am 
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kitya wrote:
Is it a real name????

It's an unofficial name but that's what folks call it. Some call it Yodelin as well.

http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=21476

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PostTue Jan 09, 2018 12:14 pm 
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Cool! Thank you!
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PostThu Jan 11, 2018 11:19 am 
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Only been to Welldigger on no view days. Really nice scenery and pictures Rich!  up.gif
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PostThu Jan 11, 2018 4:25 pm 
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Also, thanks for the memories.

Reminds me of when I scaled Plumber's Crack Gap.

It was slippery,

butt...

the Bootyhair Bush in the upper gap made for good veggie belay



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