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Day Hike | Granite Mountain

This would be my third time up Granite Mountain. And it’s always a great mountain to hike up. I’m sure a lot of people are…

Scrambling Granite Mountain

Trekking poles were helpful. For sure know how to scramble when you get near the top because the main trail is covered in snow and…

The hard hike to no view!

Mailbox is always tough. You forget what a pain in the ass going up the Old trail is until you start doing it. We got…

Mt. Ellinor Winter Route

Today was the day for Mt. Ellinor! Never did the winter route so was reading quite a bit of trip reports beforehand so we are…

Mount Saint Helens

Summited Helens on a sunny Friday. Car camped in the parking lot the night before to get an early start (4:00 AM) and reached the…

Granite Mountain

Memorial Day on Granite Mountain. Got to the parking lot at 7:30am, still a lot of empty spots. First few miles in the forest are…

Whalebox Peak

Sunday May 30th, we have ventured again on Mailbox Peak, as the new mailbox have just been installed. Started around 6:30am, parked at the lower…

Birds in the clouds

It was a overcast day but so grateful for the dry weather and to see the famous “mailbox!” As we started our venture we  saw…

Camp Muir

First trip up to Muir on a sunny Saturday morning. It’s a grind for sure: all uphill in the snow in mid-May right from the…

Mt Ellinor aint a snore

Started at the lower Trailhead as it was recommended by most other trip reports. Very beautiful hike through the woods. Loved looking at all the…

Camp Muir (and Then Some)

I “hiked” Camp Muir as part of an attempted climb up Mount Rainier. My friend Jason and I had booked a guided climb through International…

Cloudy with a Chance of Mailbox

I waited for a good weather window to hike Mailbox Peak when there would be a view. Sunday’s forecast called for partly cloudy/ sun starting…

Mailbox Peak

This was my third time at Mailbox.  My first attempt was cut short after the talus field due to heat exhaustion.  I reclaimed the summit…

Beautiful day on the mountain

Drove from Seattle on Friday 4/16 and camped at Eagle Cliff campground, about 30 mins from the TH. On Saturday 4/17 we got up at…

Mount St. Helens Hike

Mount St. Helens was amazing!  Made it to the summit but it was brutal with the high winds.  Tried to snowboard down three different times…

Mailbox Peak

Hiked old trail up, new trail down. This trail tested me, especially with the current snowy conditions which made it an extra slog going up…

Your package has been delivered!

The Mailbox is about four feet down in a hole in the snow, which made for fun pictures! We were the first ones to summit…

Mailbox Peak

The old mailbox peak trail is rough and strenuous, but I loved the challenge. We went on a socked in morning so it was cold…

MT. Ash hole

We did winter route (wormflow), it was a perfect climbing day the sun was out and there was no wind. I felt good until the…

Snowy St Helen’s Summit

Gorgeous day to Summit Mt St Helen’s! As expected, it was a snow covered trail from the start and we used crampons above 4,800 feet.…

Hello? Can You Hear Me Now?

The infamous Mailbox Peak. I’ve hiked the old trail before so today I wanted to experience the new trail. It’s nothing fancy; I hiked a…

Mailbox peak

It was not bad to start out in the heavy trees weather was cold. The higher we got wind started picking up, noticed the tree…

Mailbox Peak

Took the new trail for an 11.2 mile round trip hike. The last little bit was very mentally exhausting but totally worth it to get…

Terrifying Mailbox

Decided to take new trail up and down as old trail sounded just out of my expertise. Majorityf the way up was absolutely beautiful, enjoyed…