Mailbox Peak Climber's Log

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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

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

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

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

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

Fun hike  Sucess!

Fun hike. Super crowded at the summit.

WOLFrising

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

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

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

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

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.

pschlais

pschlais - Apr 26, 2014 6:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

good conditioning test  Sucess!

Hazy day but great weather overall

samhalai - Mar 31, 2014 6:18 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2014

Quite a challenging climb in the winter  Sucess!

Had never done Mailbox in the winter. This is my new favorite training hike as I don't have to drive 2hrs to get this kind of terrain and weather conditions. Very enjoyable. Second achievement, did it without any hiking poles!

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Aug 12, 2013 12:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

Took a Loooong Time  Sucess!

Hiked with my cousin from TH. Rain at top.

tarsii

tarsii - Jun 13, 2013 10:33 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2013

awesome views  Sucess!

Always a great hike for staying in shape.

CascadeCohen

CascadeCohen - Jun 2, 2013 1:41 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2013

Fun   Sucess!

Getting up is hard but getting down is torture. Hard but very rewarding.

ntbogusz - May 31, 2013 4:27 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2013

Training/ New Bathrooms  Sucess!

Brought a 30lb pack up to the top. Only found snow at the last rockfield. Rocks were melted out at the summit for sitting. Beautiful day with full views of Rainier to the South, Baker to the North, and Seattle to the West.

There are new (locked) bathrooms at the trailhead to go alongside a new 5 mile "gentle" trail (opening sometime 2013). I for one don't mind the grade!

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