Mailbox Peak is a great conditioning hike... but traversing from that peak to Dirtybox Peak, as I did today by following the crest of the West Defiance Ridge, takes the conditioning to a whole new level. A lot of Class III scrambling on the ridgeline between the two peaks, but also a lot of views. I was the first person on Mailbox and Dirtybox today, and also the first person back to the parking area.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."