Welldiggers Peak via Yodelin
Carla, Karen, Anne, Amy, Joe, Beth, Spring, and I met at the parking
lot on the south side of Highway 2, 1.6 miles east of Stevens Pass.
There is a grey building in the parking lot that I assume is Stevens
Pass employee housing. We skied up the logging road that starts
behind the grey building. Around 4,200' on the east side of the road
there was an old ski lift building from the defunct Yodelin ski area.
When the road ended, we continued south to the top of point 5023.
From point 5023 we skied up the SW ridge of Welldiggers Ass to the
summit. There hadn't been new snow for a week, and we were able to
follow a well-traveled ski/snowshoe path the whole way. It was all
The summit of Welldiggers Ass was partially treed, but had some views.
Views were nice from the 4,840'+ col just SW of Welldiggers.
We yo-yoed the clear-cut slope on the north side of the 4,840'+ col .
This was a nice, gradual, rolling slope, with young trees that were
not thick enough to obstruct our turns.
Elevation gain: approx. 1,765 feet
Trip type: backcountry ski
USGS quad: Labyrinth Mountain
In: Highway 2 Corridor
Car-to-car time: 5 hours 10 minutes
- 1 hour 38 minutes driving there (I-5/520/522/hwy2) from Capitol Hill to Stevens Pass overflow parking
- 1 hour 30 minutes ascending from Stevens Pass overflow parking to point 5023
- 52 minutes ascending from point 5023 to summit of Welldiggers Ass
- 2 hours 31 minutes descending from summit of Welldiggers Ass to Stevens Pass overflow parking
SW ridge of Welldiggers Ass
Summit of Welldiggers Ass
South summit of Lichtenberg Mountain from Yodelin
Old Yodelin ski lift building
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