Ascent to Tinkham Peak-150~ ft below summit to the West on 2011-10-31
|Others in Party:||Maverick(k9)----Only Party on Mountain|
|Date:||Monday, October 31, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Point Reached:||Tinkham Peak - 150~ ft below summit to the West|
| Elevation:||5200 ft / 1584 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||198 ft / 61 m (12% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter a quick trip up Mt Catherine, Maverick and I headed down the PCT towards Silver Peak. About 2 miles from road 9070 just after passing through a talus field and then losing some elevation with a few switchbacks, a cairn marks the Tinkham Peak/Silver Peak trail. Less than a mile down the trail splits to the North and South, and the one to Tinkham summit gets real steep, real quick. I will never again hike in possible snow without my yaktrax.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1500 ft / 457 m|
| Distance:||6.4 mi / 10.3 km|
| Trailhead:||Caroline Peak Trailhead 3700 ft / 1127 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cold, Windy, White-out|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||45 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Caroline to Tinkham Peak|
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