Mailbox Peak Climber's Log

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juneauhiker - Feb 23, 2011 2:09 pm

Proper 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.


belowfellow - Feb 16, 2011 5:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008

my first mailbox trip  Sucess!

my favorite training hike, hands down.


Kyle22 - Feb 13, 2011 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

Great training hike.  Sucess!

I used to hike mailbox peak every weekend with 20lbs pack trying to beat my previous time. Hiking mail box every weekend really helped me in preperation for the Swiss and French alps this past summer.


CzechMark - Feb 12, 2011 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2011

DAMN  Sucess!

Awesome shorty peak. Another one done solo. Had a little bit of everything. Route finding, snow and ice travel, 35-45 mph wind gusts... perfect. Felt like a way bigger mountain. It truly doesn't feel like only 4,800 ft. Bravo Mailbox, bravo.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 13, 2011 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008

A nice easy peak  Sucess!

This was a decent mountain of the easier peaks. Even in late April the mailbox was snowed over.


breauxtrahn - Dec 8, 2010 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

I told dad it was steep  Sucess!

a bit of snow to play in on the summit.


jonahmanning - Nov 3, 2010 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2010

phone home???  Sucess!

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.


Arkitekt - Jul 18, 2010 1:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2009

Mailbox Full  Sucess!

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.


TimmyC - Jun 5, 2010 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

Mud and crowds  Sucess!

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.


flomulgator - May 18, 2010 8:37 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

Lost shirt?  Sucess!

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.


Boonie1 - May 3, 2010 1:25 am Date Climbed: May 2, 2010

Just me.  Sucess!

Just me on top. It may have been the freezing wind and snow, but it sure was peacefull.

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Mar 9, 2010 8:21 pm


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.

Bryan K

Bryan K - Oct 19, 2009 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

Been there.....  Sucess!

Good day with decent views


ericwillhite - Oct 8, 2009 4:22 am

Yes, 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.


EverydayExplorer - Sep 14, 2009 6:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2009

Good "Get to Know Ya" Hike  Sucess!

Fun get to know you hike. It was good exercise and you didn't have to focus and could just chat while hiking.


bikejr - Sep 8, 2009 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

Hot day go early to beat crowds

One of those 90 degree days. Hiking by 7AM. Beat most of the heat and crowds.


kirkramble - Jun 26, 2009 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

Super foggy and wet, still a great workout.  Sucess!

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.


Merlin736 - Mar 6, 2009 10:35 pm

Robust 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.


Curtissimo - Dec 20, 2008 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2005

with Laurie Lohrer on an arctic day  Sucess!

cold and chilly and steep with a poor trail before that


WeatherMan - Jul 4, 2008 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008

3:40 C2C  Sucess!

Got to the top this time... ate, climbed down, went to work, good way to start the morning.

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