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Ascent of Tinker Knob on 1994-06-28

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Tuesday, June 28, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tinker Knob
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8949 ft / 2727 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Pacific Crest Trail runs along the east side of the peak and comes within 1/4 mile of the summit. There is a use trail on the NE side that leads to the top. One way to reach the PCT is to take the aerial tramway at the Squaw Valley ski area to reach the upper restaurant/bath complex at 8,200 ft. The PCT is about a 3/4 hr. walk to the west on dirt roads. From here the route north on the PCT passes by Granite Chief and takes about 3 hrs. to Tinker Knob. On the return one can take trail 15E23, which intersects the PCT at a point 1 1/2 miles north of Granite Chief, to the Squaw Valley parking lot, a distance of 3.8 miles. Portions of this route are discribed in the book " California County Summits", by Gary Suttle. See page 119 in the section on Granite Chief. Another source of information is the book "Hiking Trails: Lassen, Tahoe, Carson Pass", by Don and Roberta Lowe, p. 80. Tinker Knob can also be reached by hiking south on the PCT from Donner Pass on highway 40. The PCT through this area is described in the book "The Pacific Crest Trail", Vol. 1, 4th ed., by Schaffer, Schifrin, Winnett, and Jenkins. See pages 306 - 308. 6/94 RLC
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