|Lat/Lon:||47.34920°N / 121.4549°W|
|Elevation:||5395 ft / 1644 m|
Tinkham Peak located just south of Snoqualmie Pass is a great summit destination located right off of the Pacific Crest Trail. With it's dramatic northern cliffs this mountain is very tempting to attempt. Keep in mind though that when you attempt this mountain you must make sure not to cross the watershed no trespassing signs or there are serious consequences for doing so. 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 side should be visited though to truely enjoy this peak.
As mentioned, Tinkham Peak is located just off the PCT. It offers trailhead access from at least two different starting points. The Mirror Lake Trail is by far the quickest route to the peak (6 miles roundtrip). A start in Olallie Meadows at the PCT trailhead is another option (approx. 8 miles roundtrip). It should be noted that the northwestern approach has one small 20 foot section of a YDS Class 3 gully crossing and the rest of the final 250 feet is definitely Class 2. The summit itself is moderately exposed so caution should be used on it because it sits between the gully and the large northern cliff. The summit register is located here.