Didn't know anything about trails or routes. Just thought Mirror Lake was a shorter approach. Climbed the east face boulders and traversed right, above cliff bands to the northeast ridge and up. Class 2 and 3 with some exposure. Now I know it is easier.
Great West to East traverse. Happy to descend the east trail. Amazing views.
Really enjoyed this one - great views for a modest effort. The route stays in the shade most of the day, and just enough scrambling at the top to keep it interesting. Done as a 3fer with Meadow and Abiel.
Tinkham traverse. Great view, awesome ridge
Nice, easy day. Obscene amount of flagging on the TRAIL we descended. Ornery BF took care of that.
looks like it would be a fun winter ascent. great view of the hills to the north and rainier to the south, stuart off to the northeast.
Fun, quick and easy. Walk up from mirror lake
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!
Did an East Tinkham, West Tinkham, Abiel, Silver loop. The extensive climber trails (more like a regular trail for much of the way, especially on Silver), made the going easy and quick. Even with a bit a dawdling, did the loop in about 5 hours and 45 minutes. Much of the route is only minimumly treed, so the views are great. Very enjoyable.
Good Fall objective.
Little scramble but fun
Sunrise hike. Great views from the two summits, despite haziness from NW wildfires. I'm glad to get this off my "failed attempts" list, and the SE route was much more enjoyable than the NW route which I previously attempted (although that effort had been thwarted by downsloping icy rocks). The SE ridge boot path is much more worn-down than when Klenke did it, years ago. Easy and highly recommended.
Don't believe the hype. This was easy- I don't know why the boot path gets such a bad rap. Great views from both summits- Tinkham Tarns looked pretty from the east summit. Did this as part of a "Silver-Abiel-Tinkham West-Tinkham East" circuit.
The scramble is akin to a Pepperoncini, not quite a Jalepeno, but just spicy enough. Soaked in good views as low clouds began to infiltrate the western valleys, then moved on over to Silver.
hiked Tinkham along with Silver after work.
This one has nice views of the lakes. Next time I head up there, I will be sure to get Abiel and Silver!
With Tinkham Peak located so close to Silver Peak and Abiel 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 (although we made it to the summit ridge) 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.
On my first attempt (10/24/09) I got to within perhaps 20 feet of the summit via the north route before sheets of down-sloping ice turned me around.
I returned with Natasha on 8/24/13 to get the summit via the SE ridge.
2nd summit for the day after Silver
Forgot the camera! The bootpath up to Tinkham was mostly Class 2 with one 20 foot Class 3 move as the crux. Signed the summit log on the West summit and traversed over to the East summit. Views were pretty hazy but the mountain was much better than expected.