Mailbox Peak Climber's Log

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JLuthanen - May 11, 2020 10:23 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2020

First COVID freedom climb  Sucess!

2.5 hrs up the old trail with a handful of others, 2.5 hrs down the new. A little bit of snow holding on the new trail, old trail clear. Bluebird day, and definitely felt all 3900' of vert

alexewhitney85 - Sep 30, 2019 10:26 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2018

New Trail  Sucess!

Beautiful day and a packed trail. Summit was very crowded. Still had some amazing views.


baloodh2000 - Apr 19, 2019 11:28 am Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2019

Good Hike  Sucess!

Good Hike. Snow started at the rock field. Slick. Microspikes were ok. Balled up a bit with the slushy snow. Easy to get off course on the way up the old trail. Great loop up the old down the new.


SloJay - Jul 14, 2018 4:31 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2018

Old, New  Sucess!

Old, New - Jun 26, 2018 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2018

4th and Fastest Summit @2:18. Sad new trail allows too many people up.   Sucess!

Was a right pf passage to huff and puff up this one.

06-23-2018 - Old, Old
05-20-2018 - Old, New
06-12-2017 - Old, Old
07-10-2010 - Old, Old

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Jun 7, 2018 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2018

Climbed the New Trail  Sucess!

After years of avoiding this one, I finally did it. Quite the grunt, with not too much reward until the very end. Couldn't imagine doing it on a hot day.

ndriley97 - Jan 17, 2018 10:30 am Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2018

Great conditioner  Sucess!

Old route up, knee-saving new route down. Surprisingly good weather for January. Only a bit of snow at the top -- microspikes were more than enough.

ACree - Jan 15, 2018 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2018

The new trail SUCKS  Sucess!

Up the old, down the new. Will never do the new trail again.


huskertriguy - Apr 1, 2017 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2017

Poky Little Puppy  Sucess!

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.


RockMountainGirl - Feb 17, 2017 5:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2017

Great Hike  Sucess!

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.


awilsondc - Jul 16, 2016 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2016

Old up, new down  Sucess!

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

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Nov 8, 2015 2:58 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2015

About what I expected  Sucess!

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.


BooRadley - Jul 20, 2015 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014

Fun hike  Sucess!

Fun hike. Super crowded at the summit.


WOLFrising - May 6, 2015 3:27 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2015

No real flat ground  Sucess!

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.

sail15 - Feb 23, 2015 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2015

February on Mailbox  Sucess!

Incredibly nice for a late February climb. Snow-free up top...a little scary for 4800ft this time of year.

goleary - Feb 2, 2015 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2013

Training  Sucess!

Was getting ready for an attempt on Rainier that never materialized. Too cloudy at the summit to see anything.


tcingrum - Oct 7, 2014 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2014

new trail  Sucess!

I was led to believe this was 5 miles round trip but the new trail is more like 8 miles.


Walkoutnow - Sep 19, 2014 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2014

local workout  Sucess!

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.


SouthernYokel - Jul 22, 2014 9:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2014

Great workout, great view and lots of people  Sucess!

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.


millhaem - May 23, 2014 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2014

Flatlander Ascent  Sucess!

Continuing the Seattle experience while out here for work. Steep hike, fantastic review.

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