Tinkham Tarns & Twin Lakes


Day Hike - Tinkham Tarns & Twin Lakes

Day hike, especially for kids (but everyone is welcome) to Tinkham Tarns only, not Twin Lakes. Hike along the PCT, and then a steep, short way trail to two magnificent tarns.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft

Olympia Area Martin Way Parking Lot at 9:00 AM. Others, as needed.

Will send out informative e-mail Friday night.


Tinkham Tarns & Twin Lakes

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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