Winter Scramble - Mailbox Peak (winter)

Actual goal: Dirtybox - the peak just beyond Mailbox. We'll summit Mailbox first, then traverse to the slightly higher Dirtybox.

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  • Sun, Mar 4, 2018
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,000 ft
  • Pace: High moderate

Arrive by 8am in the upper Mailbox parking lot.  One or more carpool areas may be designated as waypoints en route depending on who signs up.  Drivers will need a current Discovery pass.

This is largely a conditioning trip with modest technical skill level expected.  We will use the "old" (possibly the old-old) trail on ascent and descent.  I will e-mail additional information Mar 2 (after signup closes).


Mailbox Peak (winter)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Crampons or microspikes
  • Ice Axe
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Snowshoes (MSRs or equivalently grippy)

Check with leader for any additional group gear or required equipment specific to trip location

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