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You’ve Got Mail

We read you got to choose your poison with Old vs New Trail. Old Trail = straight up, New Trail = twice the distance but…

Gorgeous hike to the top

This was a beautiful hike. It was also very challenging. Took the old trail up and down. It was a journey not a race. Shaded…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mailbox

Pretty trashy all the way up and super trashy at the top.  But a fun time with my family and some beautiful wildflowers at the…

USPS ran into an issue

Thank goodness for the diamond marker in the trees, this old trail was a climb and was tricky navigating. Very glad I had the map…

Is this the trail!?? Did I get lost?

I thought ellinor was tough…. sheesh. This trail started off a little steep, but it just kept getting steeper. At one point I thought… well…

Fogged in

Our numbers (on AllTrails) when we finished this hike were higher than we were expecting – 12.3 miles, 4,167 ft elevation gain. We found it…

Mailbox mountain

Tough hike – took the new trail, which was longer, but nice and wide for keeping distance from other hikers.  Lots of switchbacks.

You’ve Got Mail

If you do this hike on a weekend start EARLY! I left the peak around 8:20 and I passed 30 hikers in the first half…

First Ever Summit – Mailbox Peak

Fellow Six Pack of Peaks Challenger, Johnny, and his dog Mara, and I made our first ever mountain summit on Sunday and scaled Mailbox Peak!…

You’ve Got Mail(box Peak)

Old trail is a bear but a nice bear. One that you might become odd couple friends with. I started up the old trail at…

Mailbox Peak

Beautiful day in the PNW for a hike. Started at 6:40am and the trail was not too crowded. The other hikers were very considerate about…

You’ve Got Mail(box)!

Route: (old) trail up and (new) trail down. The old trail wasn’t as bad as expected. I took it slow and steady, and thankfully, though…

Mailbox Peak: Strenuous Version

Took the strenuous trail up. Kind of reminded me of running Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska at times. The peak was very crowded.

Mailbox Peak: Strenuous Version

Took the strenuous trail up. Kind of reminded me of running Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska at times. The peak was very crowded.

Snail Mail

It was a very rainy day. Once we started hiking, the forest became fogged in. The hike became too difficult for my partner. He turned…

Who needs views anyway

Half inch of fresh snow at the top with light snow coming down as we hiked. Everything above tree line was socked in but a…

Mailbox

A friend and I took the old trail up and new trail down. It was a foggy and cloudy day with mist and slightly windy…

Sunny day on Mailbox Peak!

Lovely sunny day up on Mailbox Peak! Parking lot full by 8am. Took the old trail up, very steep but fast. Summit very busy. Took…

Mailbox!

Great day! The weather was perfect!

You’ve got mail!

My wife, dog and I did this for our very first summit. While we could have used a couple more poles and some crampons we…

Mailbox Peak

Fun hike, I changed up a little on this one and did it with a group instead of solo…it was a fun experience and I…

My death march

This was my first hike in the group…. Also my first asthma attack… Eek! I didn’t recognize it, thought I was just sorely out of…