Day Hike - Tinkham Tarns & Twin Lakes


Day Hike - Tinkham Tarns & Twin Lakes

Basic Wilderness Skills hike in the Snoqualmie Pass area

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft

7:00 am, Tibbetts Park & Ride in Issaquah

Basic Wilderness Skills students get first crack at sign up for the hike through June 6th.  After that it is open to all.  Loop hike starting on the PCT going south from Windy Pass, then descending the Cold Creek trail to Twin Lakes and then back to Windy Pass.


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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