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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

mariegFirst hike in years!!  Sucess!


And the way down HURT!! Seriously, my knee was killing me!! But awesome hike, snow and wind at the top! Great fun!
Posted Dec 14, 2012 11:53 pm

bigbadgooFun times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2012
Gotta love the mailbox
Posted Oct 1, 2012 8:42 pm

JoelSkokOh, my quads!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2010


Going up was not so bad, but coming down (without trekking poles) had my quads like rubber for days afterwards. Would i do it again though? Absolutely. Wonderful time with my brother.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 9:21 pm

kevinsaMailbox Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2010


Kind of crummy weather, but a good conditioner nonetheless.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 9:02 pm

jacobsmitha real calf burner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2011


a lot like Si but steeper. did some ice-axe arrest instruction/practice on the way down.
Posted Sep 8, 2012 4:48 pm

wildstarFun Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012


Glad to have done this popular hike.
Posted Aug 9, 2012 7:15 pm

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


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


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


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


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


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

swanny17Snowy  Sucess!


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


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


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

juneauhikerProper footwear?  Sucess!


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


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

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