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Ian CulhaneAbout what I expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2015

Ian Culhane

2.5 hours up via old trail, 1.5 hours down via new trail. The weather was pretty dismal (cloudy, windy and raining starting at around 1:00), but we still saw about 25 other people making their way up.
Posted Nov 8, 2015 2:58 am

BooRadleyFun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014


Fun hike. Super crowded at the summit.
Posted Jul 20, 2015 11:11 pm

WOLFrisingNo real flat ground  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2015


on this one. Straight up on trail that is surprisingly good, after hearing all of the horror stories. I could see how it could be difficult on a rainy day, as it would be super slippery. Did this one with Maddie, and really enjoyed the in your face view of Rainier.
Posted May 6, 2015 3:27 pm

sail15February on Mailbox  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2015
Incredibly nice for a late February climb. Snow-free up top...a little scary for 4800ft this time of year.
Posted Feb 23, 2015 4:14 pm

golearyTraining  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013
Was getting ready for an attempt on Rainier that never materialized. Too cloudy at the summit to see anything.
Posted Feb 2, 2015 9:55 pm

tcingrumnew trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2014


I was led to believe this was 5 miles round trip but the new trail is more like 8 miles.
Posted Oct 7, 2014 11:15 pm

Walkoutnowlocal workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014


Loved this steep hike up to mailbox peak. Great for a local workout. Lots of roots but plenty of good steps and trees to grab along the way, gaining elevation very quickly. Will be back with a pack several times, I am sure.
Posted Sep 19, 2014 6:09 pm

SouthernYokelGreat workout, great view and lots of people  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2014


Hit the summit under 2 hours. Great pull and made me feel alive. A whole lot of people were on the trail. One guy had his 3 year old strapped to his back (sucker). Great training, but not the greatest to get away from civilization.
Posted Jul 22, 2014 9:59 am

millhaemFlatlander Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2014


Continuing the Seattle experience while out here for work. Steep hike, fantastic review.
Posted May 23, 2014 9:05 pm

pschlaisgood conditioning test  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012


Hazy day but great weather overall
Posted Apr 26, 2014 6:19 pm

samhalaiQuite a challenging climb in the winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2014
Had never done Mailbox in the winter. This is my new favorite training hike as I don't have to drive 2hrs to get this kind of terrain and weather conditions. Very enjoyable. Second achievement, did it without any hiking poles!
Posted Mar 31, 2014 6:18 pm

Andrew RankineTook a Loooong Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

Andrew Rankine

Hiked with my cousin from TH. Rain at top.
Posted Aug 12, 2013 12:54 am

tarsiiawesome views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2013


Always a great hike for staying in shape.
Posted Jun 13, 2013 10:33 pm

CascadeCohenFun   Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2013


Getting up is hard but getting down is torture. Hard but very rewarding.
Posted Jun 2, 2013 1:41 am

ntboguszTraining/ New Bathrooms  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2013
Brought a 30lb pack up to the top. Only found snow at the last rockfield. Rocks were melted out at the summit for sitting. Beautiful day with full views of Rainier to the South, Baker to the North, and Seattle to the West.

There are new (locked) bathrooms at the trailhead to go alongside a new 5 mile "gentle" trail (opening sometime 2013). I for one don't mind the grade!
Posted May 31, 2013 4:27 am

KyleCozzensFirst Time Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2013


First time up Mailbox Peak and first summit in Washington State. It was a strenuous hike, but not as difficult as I had anticipated based on its reputation. I counted 30 other hikers before we were even halfway. I stopped counting after that. The view from the summit was nice, minus I90 and all the other hikers at the top. We were even able to make out Seattle in the distance.
Posted May 24, 2013 6:22 pm

CascadeCohenGreat training hike! Pain!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2013


This was the first time I did this hike and will do it again. Going up was not to bad, going down my knees were killing me. I don't know how people where able to run down that mountain? incredible hike!!!

Posted May 6, 2013 1:51 am

Zachbarlow25UGGGGH!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2013


We Got our butts handed to use which is to be expected from this hike. It started with rain... And rain... And more rain and then it turned to snow just to mess with us. We got out of the tree line and my buddys hamstring decided to pull with in 500 feet of the summit. We made it but going down was absolute fun. Expect fog and about a foot and ahalf of snow when you break through the main treeline. Couldn't find the mailbox eaither but I guess it is probaly under the snow. Will for sure try again when there is less snow.
Posted Apr 8, 2013 7:57 pm

seabadgeSolo winter summit in micro spikes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2013


Knew it was the trailhead by the discarded McDonalds trash bags. Trash peak, you lived up to your name.
Thoroughly enjoyed the elevation gain, as well as the short trail run down in micro spikes. Did not enjoy the blizzard or avalanche field at the top. Attempted a sunrise hike, but the conditions put me at the summit later than expected (and no views were to be had anyhow).
Posted Jan 6, 2013 5:23 pm

kylefrowefun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2010
Good exercise
Posted Jan 6, 2013 11:19 am

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