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Alpine Scramble - Tinkham 5395

Tinkham 5395

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7:30 AM at Hyak Parking Lot

NOTE-1: This trip is primarily for students. Graduates please call or email leader before signing up: 206-525-9108.

NOTE-2: Due to late posting of this trip, late signup will be available for everyone on Friday and Saturday by emailing or calling the leader.

Tinkham Peak is a mountain located in the central Cascade Mountains just south of Snoqualmie Pass. It is a great summit destination located right off of the Pacific Crest Trail. With its dramatic northern cliffs this mountain is very tempting to attempt. The summit is home to great views of the Snoqualmie Region as well as both distant Mount Stuart to the east and Mount Rainier to the south. It is also quiet incredible to be staring down the north cliff and lake below. Just one look down the cliff makes this summit well worthwhile. The mountain itself is a double summit peak with the western summit easily being the taller of the two. Both sides should be visited though to truly enjoy this peak.

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:
- Ice Axe is required.
- Helmet is required.
- Trekking poles are recommended.
- Parking pass is NOT required for this trailhead.

ROUTE:
Follow PCT S about 1.8 mile. At a point between Silver Peak and Tinkham Peak take the climbers trail to the right. Follow trail to the saddle between Silver and Tinkham. Take a left and climb the ridge to both summits.

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

http://www.summitpost.org/tinkham-peak/151401
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=47.363159,-121.438623&t;=t2&z;=14&label;=off&directions;=off&coord;=latlng

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

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