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ACreeThe new trail SUCKS  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2018
Up the old, down the new. Will never do the new trail again.
Posted Jan 15, 2018 4:22 pm

huskertriguyPoky Little Puppy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2017


Don't know why I was dragging ass yesterday but so it was it took me 3 hours to summit via the Old Trail.

Saw several folks slip-sliding down from the summit in sneakers, T-shirts, and stretch pants (really -- please do not be that guy).

Stellar in-your-face views of Rainier from the top. The mailbox just barely poked out of the snow.

Descended via New Trail. Got back to my car after dark in time to see a local official pulling up. He warned me that if I had arrived much later that SAR would have been summoned. Word to the wise.
Posted Apr 1, 2017 2:49 pm

RockMountainGirlGreat Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2017


Great hike, and great views. I had the summit all to myself for about 20 minutes. Took the short trail on the way down. It was killer on the knees.
Posted Feb 17, 2017 5:35 am

awilsondcOld up, new down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2016


Started at 3:30 am and hiked to the summit by 5:30 for sunrise, only it was completely socked in and no views. Didn't see another person until 7:30. Back to the car by 8:00. Done
Posted Jul 16, 2016 3:16 pm

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

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