Ascent to Tinkham Peak-150~ ft below summit to the West on 2011-10-31

Climber: Chad Straub

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 Report

After 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Caroline to Tinkham Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Catherine2011-10-31
2(Attempt) Tinkham Peak2011-10-31

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