2011/3/19 – Mailbox Peak III / 信箱峯之三

  • Reading time:2 mins read

All photos from this trip can be found here.

Being that I had concerts both Friday and Saturday nights followed by Big Climb on Sunday, I needed to find somewhere close to home to hike. It’s been nearly a year since I last visited Mailbox Peak and the puppy hasn’t been there, so it was a perfect hike for the day. The weather was going to be mostly cloudy in the North Bend area with 30% chance rain.

Got up extra early on Saturday morning so I could get to the trailhead at a decent hour before the crowd started showing up. The most recent review from a week ago on the WTA site sounded as though there was no problem getting to the top. The area looked as though it had just gotten some fresh snow recently; possibly from the night before. So I strapped my snowshoes onto the backpack just in case.

The snow began to appear about halfway up the mountain. I tried holding off on putting on microspikes until it got to be pretty slippery. There was even more snow once we got to the talus field, and all the way to the top. Thanks to the two guys in front of me for breaking the trail. No need for snowshoes as we didn’t posthole too badly. The weather became mostly cloudy once we got to the top. Three of us were the first ones on top, followed by a man and his chocolate Lab, and then a group of four men. We took a short break and some pictures then headed back down.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

account android arrow-alt-circle-down arrow-alt-circle-left arrow-alt-circle-right arrow-alt-circle-up arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up author bars behance blogger buffer caret-down caret-left caret-right caret-square-down caret-square-left caret-square-right caret-square-up caret-up cart-menu-1 cart-menu-2 cart-menu-3 cart-menu-4 categories chevron-down chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up clock close comments cookies copyright coupon-discount date-modified date-published discord double-arrows-down double-arrows-left double-arrows-right double-arrows-up dribbble envelope-open envelope eye facebook fax flickr foursquare github gmail google-drive grid-view hashtag hollow-ring homepage instagram ios level-down-alt level-up-alt line link linkedin list-view login logout long-arrow-alt-down long-arrow-alt-left long-arrow-alt-right long-arrow-alt-up medium messenger mobile-menu mobile phone pinterest place qq quote-left quote-right quotes reading-time-hourglass reading-time-stopwatch reddit rss scroll-to-top search shazam shopping-bag shopping-cart side-panel-opening-2-left side-panel-opening-2-right side-panel-opening-left side-panel-opening-right skype slack small-arrow-down small-arrow-left small-arrow-right small-arrow-up sms snapchat soundcloud spinner spotify stackoverflow sync telegram tiktok times-circle tinder trello tripadvisor tumblr twitch twitter viber vimeo vine vkontakte website wechat whatsapp windows wishlist xing yelp youtube zoom