Silver, Tinkham & Abiel Peaks


Alpine Scramble - Silver Peak

This fun, relatively short, and scenic scramble -- which at this time of year includes all elements of fun off-trail travel (snow, rock, brush, route-finding...) -- is only an hour's drive from the Puget Sound lowlands (just barely the other side of Snoqualmie Pass on I-90).

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  • Sat, Jul 8, 2017
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Strenuous 3, Technical 3
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft

This trip should result in a choice of either Snow or Rock credit for current Seattle alpine scramble students.  However, the trip is open to ALL scramblers. 

We will meet at 7:30 am at the small park and ride lot adjacent to Exit 22 on eastbound I-90.  Those who want to form car pools closer to the city should also plan to meet at Exit 22.  Take the exit up to the stop sign, turn left/north across the overpass, at the stop sign turn left/west again (NOTE: cross-traffic and left-turning traffic does NOT have a stop sign -- YIELD to that traffic), then turn left/south again into the park and ride.  Leader will be in a grey/silver PT Cruiser.

It takes about an additional 45 minutes or an hour to get to the Easy Pass TH.  Forest service parking passes or equivalent are necessary.  Done as a scramble from this TH, Silver is a moderate but real scramble.  Although the trip starts at the usual Easy Pass TH on the PCT, we will only be on the PCT for a minimal amount of time before diverting through some moderate brush into an off-trail approach to the peak via its north basin.  There will be some boulder hopping on the approach and movement on steep rock way-trails approaching the summit. 

See above or send me an email with any questions or concerns.


Silver, Tinkham & Abiel Peaks

  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass

    USGS Lost Lake

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Down-climbing Kit: 'biner, cord loop, and sling harness.
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