Old Mailbox Trial with my snowboard

Peak Summited2021 Mailbox Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadOld Mailbox Trailhead
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a partner
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsTrail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommended
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems

Wow! Old Trail is a beast but so rewarding for the mind, soul and body. We straped our snowboards onto the back of our big multi-day backpacks and started the climb.  Made sure our board were secured high enough on our packs so that your calfs wouldn't hit the sharp edges. Our intention was a training hike for Saint Helens however if conditions were right, I would strap up. The trail was awesome…unmantanied… a bit muddy at the beginning and then snow…lots and lots of snow.  The trail is steep and gets steeper.  We wore microspikes once we hit the snow.  The summit was really beautiful, I almost gave up twice till I saw 4 other people at the top celebrating.  Shout out to the group at the top…” Thank you for your cheer and graditute!”.  The condidtions at the top was a near white out with high winds so I didn't stay long and hiked down.  Awesome day!!


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