A bit icy lower down. Had seen Abiel for years from Lake Annette. Finally good to do it.
View was a little disappointing after the 360 vista on Tinkham.
Good view on Silver peak and valley bellow. Reasonable trail.
Tried the bushwhack route from the SW side of the lake but turned around in very steep dirt and sparse vegetation. Late in the day so we turned around, but the next saddle closer to Abiel may go... we did not try it. See map:
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Started out at the Mirror Lake trailhead and did Tinkham (east), Tinkham (west), Abiel, and Silver on a beautiful Saturday morning. I lost the trail a couple times but found it again easily. Silver had the best summit view IMO. Gorgeous day, and an awesome loop! I'd do it again!
Not such a clear day nice little scramble.
Don't believe the hype. This was easy. There's an ammo box register on top. Did this as part of a "Silver-Abiel-Tinkham West-Tinkham East" circuit.
The summit was elusive in the fog. We had trouble finding the connecting ridge, having to circle the intermediate hump from both sides before we found it.
I did this as my first trip as a mountaineers scramble leader. Doing just Abiel made for a very laid back day.
Did Abiel and Silver and skipped on Tinkham since I already did it in August. See trip report.
Did Abiel and Silver with two good friends. There was some new snow and ice here and there. I then got to within perhaps 20 feet of the summit of Tinkham before sheets of down-sloping ice turned me around.
With Abiel Peak located so close to Silver Peak and Tinkham Peak, it was decided to visit all three peaks. We were successful with reaching the Abiel and Silver summits, but had to turn around just short of the Tinkham summit due to icy conditions. The weather was very foggy and cloudy, but the route was easy to follow. Many paths leading in many directions between these peaks, but essentially they all intersect at one point or another.