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Alpine Scramble - Silver 5605

Silver 5605

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8:00 AM at entrance to Hyak parking

This trip is being led primarily for students who still need a peak in order to graduate. Late signup is available Friday and Saturday by emailing the leader.

Silver Peak is a mountain located in the central Cascade Mountains of Washington State, several miles southwest of Snoqualmie Pass. Appropriately named, the silver-colored appearance of the mountain's slopes can be seen from many miles away. With a non-technical standard route, location close in proximity to popular hiking destinations, and having a lot of prominence, Silver Peak has long been a favorite mountain for many hikers and peakbaggers.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS:
Drive east on I-90 55 miles to exit 54, the last Snoqualmie Pass exit. Meet at entrance to the Hyak parking lot. Distance is 55 miles. Driving time 1 hour from Seattle 65th Park & Ride. We will caravan from there to the Ollallie Meadows trailhead.

GEAR:
- Helmets ARE required for all students.
- Ice Axe is NOT required.
- Trekking poles are recommended.
- Parking pass is NOT required for this trailhead.

ROUTE:
Follow PCT south about 1 1/2 miles. At a point between Silver Peak and Tinkham Peak take the climbers trail to the right. If you have not gone on this trail before you may miss it as it is obscure and not signed Follow trail to the saddle between Silver and Tinkham. Follow path as close to ridgeline as possible. There are boot paths (sometimes hard to follow) to both summits..

TOPO:
Here are some links to maps and information about the summit:

http://www.summitpost.org/silver-peak/151393

http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=47.363653,-121.439782&t;=t2&z;=14&hillshade;=18&coord;=latlng&directions;=off&mylocation;=off&label;=off&layers;=off&screen;=auto&streetview;=on

Please note I will email a Topo map including route prior to the trip.

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