Saturday, May 01, 2010

Mailbox Peak

The other day I got up before work and decided to climb up Mailbox Peak. I knew the hike was going to be steep, muddy, and strenuous so I wanted to get an early start. Nora and I made the 30 mile drive and began the 2.5 mile hike to the top. The trail gains 4000 ft in elevation and ends on a rocky summit with an old mailbox on top. I wasn't expecting the last mile to have waist deep snow, but it was really fun to bring the ice ax out and climb a snowfield up to the summit. All in all, the hike was brutally steep and would have had incredible views if it weren't foggy.

1 comment:

Terry said...

this is crazy and beautiful