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olymountainmannice for conditioning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011

olymountainman

Waaaaay too many people are on this mountain at once. this is why i stick to the olys most of the time. didnt even have a place to sit up top unless i hiked down the ridge a ways. up in 1hr 40min down in 50min.
Posted Jul 1, 2012 2:56 pm

Mountainjeffmud and ice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012

Mountainjeff

Started at noon and was on the summit by 2:30. Lower sections of the trail were pretty wet, but at about 3000' there started to be a significant amount of ice on the trail. Traction aids will be a good idea until the snow melts. Views were amazing from the summit. The mailbox is covered by a lot of snow and there is a dangerous cornice right near the summit.
Posted Apr 8, 2012 1:23 am

BobmanTough Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2012

Bobman

Much tougher than I thought it would be, and some route-finding on the trail (thank God for the white diamonds). The final rocky slopes have up to three feet of snow, and a bit of wind, but the only sun I had all day. Three hours up, 90 minutes down, stiff and sore and eyes still stinging from the sweat, even after shower. Great views from top, but weather started to turn, so I headed down after 15 minutes. One guy brought a folding chair up, was hanging out, having a great time. Could not have done it without mini spikes and trek poles--stupidly left gaiters in the car and they would have helped keep snow out of my boots. A very nice day on the hill.
Posted Feb 11, 2012 12:26 am

CzechMarkThe kid's aren't alright  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2012

CzechMark

0 degree windchill, 20-30mph gusts of sideways snow. I broke a lot of trail post-holing past the treeline. Some of the drifts were over 3 feet deep. Two guys from Bellingham followed my tracks up and were the only other people that summited that day. Props to them. I thought I was the only crazy person to try Mailbox that day haha
Posted Jan 17, 2012 4:09 pm

dan-oLeg Pumper  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2000

dan-o

Always a great one to pump the legs for the upcoming season.
Posted Aug 12, 2011 4:39 pm

swanny17Snowy  Sucess!

swanny17

Great training hike for Rainier. Loaded up packs and went to the top. Got back just in time for the rain to start DUMPING.

Couldn't believe how many people there were in shorts, tennis shoes, and NO WATER or JACKETS doing this in March. Come on people use your heads and go half way prepared please
Posted Apr 25, 2011 9:51 pm

Vinnynice morning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2011

Vinny

nice morning out with Oyvind- good conversation as we both tested new boots, enjoyed the views, dreamed of bigger routes, parenting perfectly and solved societies problems.
Posted Mar 20, 2011 9:09 pm

Boonie1Cold and windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2011

Boonie1

but when is Mailbox not in the winter.
Posted Mar 17, 2011 1:04 am

juneauhikerProper footwear?  Sucess!

juneauhiker

We saw people with shoes ranging from plastic mountaineering boots to vibram 5 fingers with lots of tennis shoes and hiking boots in between. Had fresh snow not covered the last 500' I don't doubt we would have seen chacos or tevas too.
Posted Feb 23, 2011 2:09 pm

belowfellowmy first mailbox trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008

belowfellow

my favorite training hike, hands down.
Posted Feb 16, 2011 5:21 pm

Kyle22Great training hike.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

Kyle22

I used to hike mailbox peak every weekend with 20lbs pack trying to beat my previous time. Hiking mail box every weekend really helped me in preperation for the Swiss and French alps this past summer.
Posted Feb 13, 2011 10:26 pm

CzechMarkDAMN  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2011

CzechMark

Awesome shorty peak. Another one done solo. Had a little bit of everything. Route finding, snow and ice travel, 35-45 mph wind gusts... perfect. Felt like a way bigger mountain. It truly doesn't feel like only 4,800 ft. Bravo Mailbox, bravo.
Posted Feb 12, 2011 9:27 pm

Josh LewisA nice easy peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008

Josh Lewis

This was a decent mountain of the easier peaks. Even in late April the mailbox was snowed over.
Posted Jan 13, 2011 12:39 pm

breauxtrahnI told dad it was steep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

breauxtrahn

a bit of snow to play in on the summit.
Posted Dec 8, 2010 9:47 pm

jonahmanningphone home???  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2010

jonahmanning

Last time I went up (early Sept, 2010) there was a 35lb dumbbell up at the summit. This time it was gone, however, replaced by a small phone booth (Oct 30, 2010). Wonderful I thought, since my mother is passed on, this should be the perfect spot to make a call to heaven. Inexplicably, the call did not go through. If anyone is more successful, please let me know.
Posted Nov 3, 2010 2:23 pm

ArkitektMailbox Full  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2009

Arkitekt

Got to the top, Looked around. Looked in the Mailbox and noticed it was quite full. I especially found the emergency cigarette to be humorous.
Posted Jul 18, 2010 1:13 am

TimmyCMud and crowds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

TimmyC

Most of my outings this spring have been almost people-free. Days like today remind me that, oh yeah, it's June. Big crowds, dozens of off-leash dogs tearing about, and LOTS of mud. The middle third of the trail -- or what's left of it -- is a huge mess. Not sure I understand the attraction of this trail. I mean, it's pretty and all and it's close to town, but... maybe I should try it again midweek. At least it was a nice day and we got an early start.
Posted Jun 5, 2010 6:23 pm

flomulgatorLost shirt?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

flomulgator

It's a long shot but if you left a REI size L underlayer at the top, give me a shout, otherwise it's going to goodwill. Also, when you hit talus go straight up; the trail continuing through the forest @ ~4200' is treacherously icy. No snow on trail asides from that.
Posted May 18, 2010 8:37 pm

Boonie1Just me.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2010

Boonie1

Just me on top. It may have been the freezing wind and snow, but it sure was peacefull.
Posted May 3, 2010 1:25 am

Mike LewisRainierTrainier

Mike Lewis

Not sure when I did it... sometime in 2008 between February and April. I encountered some bad vibes from other guys up there and a climbing group that thought they owned the mountain for a day. You know how that goes. It was a great day otherwise. Good views and nice hike. Needed my ice axe for the last bit.
Posted Mar 9, 2010 8:21 pm

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