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kirkrambleSuper foggy and wet, still a great workout.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

kirkramble

Had a great trip up Mailbox peak. Trail is in good shape, but a bit soggy and wet. Standing mud in a few places, but very passable. It was very foggy the day I went so the views were a little spooky.

For a complete trip report, click below. Please note: My site is not monitized in anyway, but my report was to long to add here.

http://www.teamramble.com/Mailboxpeak.html
Posted Jun 26, 2009 6:48 pm

Merlin736Robust work out  Sucess!

Merlin736

My first time we saw a ladder and fire hydrant on the summit with lots of Dr. Seuss books in the mailbox. The elevation gain, the grade, terrain and final pitch in the open are all spectacular. In the spring, many hikers are training for Liberty Ridge. I met a search and rescue team once looking for a lost hiker who called on his cell after he lost the trail around the rock field. The summit section can potentially be nasty with the wind, precip, and footing. The mailbox is one of those hikes you finish thankful to not have twisted anything.
Posted Mar 6, 2009 10:35 pm

Curtissimowith Laurie Lohrer on an arctic day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2005

Curtissimo

cold and chilly and steep with a poor trail before that
Posted Dec 20, 2008 5:17 pm

Justin PucciMailbox Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2008

Justin Pucci

This mountain definitely lives up to its reputation. The terrain is steep, the trail is rough and difficult to follow at times, and the last few hundred vertical feet are quite the workout! My wife and I climbed Mailbox when there was still a significant amount of snow on it. The upper slopes were completely covered with only a bit of the summer rock field visible. When we reached the lowest of the upper slopes, the visibility was low and it was snowing. Trudging up through the clouds and snow was slow, but a great experience. The summit had a rather large cornice and the typical mailbox was nowhere to be found. Instead there was a small Tupperware box with some papers and a register in it. There were no views beyond a few feet in either direction because of the now blowing snow. This climb actually had quite the mountaineering feel to it!
Posted Sep 29, 2008 7:26 pm

WeatherMan3:40 C2C  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008

WeatherMan

Got to the top this time... ate, climbed down, went to work, good way to start the morning.
Posted Jul 4, 2008 5:13 pm

BKWChecking the Mail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

BKW

At about 1.5 miles I was really wishing I hadn't loaded my bag with all that dead weight. It looked like a new mailbox judging on the pictures I've seen.
Posted Jun 29, 2008 8:46 pm

cthomsontook the scenic route  Sucess!

cthomson

quickly became lost, but eventually found the trail; Mailbox was down.
Posted Jun 14, 2008 12:36 am

lneherTrail update with map  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

lneher

I talked with a hiker in the parking lot (70-75ish)before starting up, and he said he got turned back by rain last year. Then I ran into him on the road on the way back, and he turned around because the orange tree marks ended. I had the exact same problem near three adjacent marked trees around 3400-3450'. When in doubt, stay left, and if you lose the trail, traverse left (north) until intersecting the main trail. The attached map shows how the main trail (dotted-yellow) stays on the ridge, and heads due East.
The WTA has improved the lower portion of the trail, and added a new trail marker that warns the Mailbox trail isn't up to WTA standards. :-)
Posted May 23, 2008 1:46 am

BrandonBlairMuch fun
Date Climbed: May 11, 2008

BrandonBlair

We climbed this peak with the recognition that it would present some difficulty. My partner and I made good time up the first two thirds, maybe about an hour and a half. When we broke out of the trees, the snow was about a foot thick. At this time of year, be careful in this section. We punched through to the rocks below on a couple of occasions. The water below the trail has carved out some hollows. We stopped about 200 vertical feet short of the summit, for lack of necessary gear. Perhaps it's been unusually cold this year. I would recommend crampons, ski poles, ice axe, gaiters, good parka and pants (waterproof), and extra water. This climb was difficult, as advertised, but we were not prepared for the ice, and commensurate exposure, near the top. I'll be back next weekend.
Posted May 12, 2008 11:20 am

WeatherManWaist deep drifts
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2008

WeatherMan

Made it to within 100 vertical feet of the summit, but decided better of it when we got on the final pitch. Wasn't 100% comfortable going up the last slope with all the new snow (waist deep drifts lower down). Amazing views none-the-less, with Seattle skyline shimmering in the afternoon sun way below. Will definately be back to tag the summit later this spring.
Posted Mar 23, 2008 8:03 pm

littlefrantz:)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2007

littlefrantz

:)
Posted Mar 8, 2008 11:32 pm

RedwicThe Mailbox is M.I.A.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2007

Redwic

I was a little disappointed that the summit mailbox was missing, at the time of my first MailBox Peak excursion. I was not at all disappointed with the hike, however. WHAT A HIKE! This is an EXCELLENT training hike for bigger & more-technical summits. I was shocked how many people were on the trail at the same time as me. There was snow on the ground during the second (upper) half of the trail; those areas were quite slick in places & required extra caution during the descent.
Posted Nov 23, 2007 5:45 pm

gimpilatorNo View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

gimpilator

Gareth and I are training for Kilimanjaro. We made it up in 1:50.
Posted Sep 20, 2007 1:04 pm

nasakbutt kicker  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007

nasak

I was a bit dehydrated and this climb was a butt kicker. Made it to the top though. Clouds were low, but still had a rewarding view. A buddah and a bottle of whiskey were up in the mailbox.... as one climbing partner put it: we were left to choose our own way to elightenment. :)
Posted Aug 19, 2007 2:46 am

EastKingWaited for sun.....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

EastKing

for one hour on the summit, but instead got another surprise, RAIN . Still I made it on top (at a very slow 2 hours and 45 minutes) and got to check out the two cool mailboxes with countless junk in them.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 8:29 pm

bmwboarder7Steep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

bmwboarder7

Definitely a good steep hike. Lots of good exercise.
Posted Jul 20, 2007 11:54 pm

TheBootfitterGood training hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2007

TheBootfitter

Carried a 40+ lb pack up to the top. Good training hike!
Posted Jun 21, 2007 11:17 am

lidijagrazulisSunset from the peak
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

lidijagrazulis

After-work conditioner on one of the longest days of the year. 2 hrs. 15 minutes to the top and some spectacular views. Great evening out!
Posted Jun 21, 2007 11:10 am

lukicGood Excercise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

lukic

Good excercise, but not that interesting.
Posted Jun 16, 2007 10:38 pm

gimpilatorThe Mailbox has been discovered  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007

gimpilator

This was an OSAT conditioner. There were about 40 people on the trail today. Somebody must have published a description in a book or something.
Posted Apr 21, 2007 5:42 pm

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