Mailbox Peak


Day Hike - Mailbox Peak

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  • Very Strenuous
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft

Upper parking lot.  Bring a Discover Pass.

Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing 2018 conditioner hike.  Carry 30lbs, bring your 10Es, and dress appropriately for the weather, including traction.

Preference will go to Basic Alpine Climbing students.  Feel free to drop me a line to sign up even if you are not a student; if I get a lot of student requests, I will have to nudge out non-students.  I will be sure to let you know at least a week before the trip date.


Mailbox Peak

  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S

    Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S

    Green Trails Bandera No. 206
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter


Microspikes preferred; crampons are probably overkill but would be better than nothing.  YakTrax and similar (coiled wire/cable) devices are probably inadequate.

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