Silver, Tinkham & Abiel Peaks


Alpine Scramble - Silver, Tinkham & Abiel Peaks

This close-in trip (Snoqualmie Pass I-90) should produce a snow credit for scramble students, but is now open to ALL scramblers.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4, Strenuous 3, Technical 4
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

This will hopefully result in a Snow credit for current Seattle alpine scramble students and a snow skills tune-up for any current Seattle glacier travel students.  However, the trip is now open to ALL scramblers.  Based on my scout of the trailhead on 4/15, there is definitely enough snow in the north basin for snow credit and the trailhead is accessible via a street vehicle, though there are the usual bevy of potholes and a few rocky areas on the FS road.

We will meet at 7:30 am at the small park and ride lot adjacent to Exit 22 on 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 addition 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 on the PCT, Silver is a moderate but real scramble.  We won't be on technical rock, but there will be some boulder hopping pn the approach and rock stepping along the summit way trail.  Obviously, we will be spending at least some time going over the basics and fine points of in-balance, in-rhythm snow travel with ice axes!

See above.


Silver, Tinkham & Abiel Peaks

  • USGS Snoqualmie Pass

    USGS Lost Lake

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • Descent gear (sling, biner, cord)
  • Suitable layers of clothing for the predicted weather
Trip Reports