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


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


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


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


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


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

Bryan KBeen there.....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

Bryan K

Good day with decent views
Posted Oct 19, 2009 5:36 pm

ericwillhiteYes, another one of these  Sucess!


Another Washington peak where you spend 4,000 feet of climbing in the woods for a few hundred feet of climbing with views. http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington/north_bend/mailbox_peak/hike_trail_187.htm
Posted Oct 8, 2009 4:22 am

EverydayExplorerGood "Get to Know Ya" Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2009


Fun get to know you hike. It was good exercise and you didn't have to focus and could just chat while hiking.
Posted Sep 14, 2009 6:02 pm

bikejrHot day go early to beat crowds
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


One of those 90 degree days. Hiking by 7AM. Beat most of the heat and crowds.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 5:06 pm

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


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.

Posted Jun 26, 2009 6:48 pm

Merlin736Robust work out  Sucess!


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


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


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


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!


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

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


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


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


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

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