Tinkham, Abiel and Silver in a day
October 7, 2006

This was to be Bryden's first attempt at three summits in a day. Tinkham, Silver and Abiel are fairly close together, but it still makes for a 7+ mile day with 3400' of vertical. We had a beautiful fall day, and did the trip with Shella, Kendra, Bob and Dave.

Morning mists over the NE buttress of Silver Peak

First objective: Tinkham Peak

Shella being a scofflaw on the way up

Bryden and Kendra look over Snoqualmie Pass at a break in the trees

Entering Tinkham's western cirque, resplendant in fall colors

One down - Bryden and Matt and the rest of the crew on top of Tinkham

Bryden on the steep descent from Tinkham, down into the fog

No slipping allowed

Second objective: Abiel Peak

Climbing the east ridge of Abiel

Bryden doing some rock work on the east ridge of Abiel

Bryden on the summit of Abiel with Tinkham Peak behind him

Third objective (over Bryden's shoulder): Silver Peak

And success on summit number three, Silver Peak! (Tinkham Peak is behind Bryden, and Abiel is on the right of the picture). Shouldn't he be holding up three fingers?

Bryden, happy to relax on the summit of Silver Peak

Bryden and Kendra sharing Gatorade and chocolate as a summit treat

The whole crew on the summit of Silver

To keep things interesting, we descended the NW ridge of Silver Peak - here's the beginning of the descent, looking down on Annette Lake

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