I parked at the intersection of the Pacific Crest Trail and Road
9070, just west of Mount Catherine. I headed south on the PCT for
about 2.5 miles and then then took the obvious boot path to the right
just before the PCT passes two small lakes (there is another bootpath
that starts by the lakes that joins the path I took). I followed the
bootpath past the Tinkham Peak turnoff to the Silver Peak & Abiel Peak saddle and
headed up the talus on the south spur of Silver Peak and up to the
top. This was a hike.