Silver, Tinkham & Abiel Peaks

Trip

Alpine Scramble - Silver, Tinkham & Abiel Peaks

This will be an easy-to-moderate scramble on a nice view peak near Snoqualmie Pass, so we can get a later start than usual and about the shortest possible drive, all on the middle day of the three-day weekend with (hopefully) minimal traffic concerns.

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  • Technical 3, Strenuous 4, Strenuous 3, Technical 4
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

Trail Passes are required for vehicles going to the TH.

We will plan to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the I-90 park'n'ride lot at Exit 22/Preston.  Take eastbound I-90.  At the top of the exit, stop and go left (across the freeway on the overpass).  At the far end of the overpass, stop (carefully look right, people coming from your right have NO stop sign), then go left, then immediately go left again into the P'n'R.

We will then carpool on up to Snoqualmie Pass, take the east pass exit/"Hyak," and follow a Forest Service road that loops back up behind and south of the ski areas and eventually crosses the Pacific Crest Trail at what is known as Windy Pass.  There is a hiking route from there to the summit, but we will go off-trail early on and get in a short, but "real" scramble.  Plenty of snow for those still needing snow credit, likely good glissading practice, and rock credit available for those who have finished up their snow.

Leader is an experienced instructor who instructed both days at all the scramble field trips.  This trip will serve as a make-up if there is still anyone who needs to make up the Snow or Rock FTs (with Nina Crampton's prior permission).

Any questions?  Email ONLY (not after 9 pm, July 4): drawndreams AT comcast.net

See above.  We will probably make this into a loop trip, so that we will not simply down-scramble our up-route.  A good trip for this year's students, or anyone else needing to brush up their skills, or just wanting to get out for a trip that's not too much of a drive, doesn't require getting up too early, won't take a full dawn-to-dusk day, and (hopefully) won't encounter too much of the weekend holiday traffic!

An interesting not-too-long, not-too-hard scramble on a scenic peak! 

Route/Place

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

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Ice Axe
  • At least two liters of water, particularly if good weather is predicted (at the moment, the prediction is partly sunny with a "chance" of showers -- should still be a decent day, even if there is a sprinkle or two).  Sunglasses/sunscreen.
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