Mail for Lunatiques

2010 Mailbox Peak
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Mailbox Peak Information:

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Distance & Elevation: 5mi & 4,000ft elevation gain

NOAA Weather: click here

Driving directions to Mailbox Peak Trail Head
33.5 mi – about 36 mins
I-90
Seattle, WA 98144
1. Head east on I-90
4.0 mi
2. Take the exit onto I-90 E toward Issaquah/Spokane
26.2 mi
3. Take exit 34 for 468th Ave SE
0.4 mi
4. Turn left at 468th Ave SE
0.5 mi
5. Turn right at SE 144th St
492 ft
6. Slight right at SE Lake Dorothy Rd/SE Middle Fork Rd

Continue to follow SE Middle Fork Rd
2.0 mi
7. Slight left at SE Lake Dorothy Rd
0.3 mi
Mailbox Peak Trail head

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2009 TNAB to Mailbox Trip Report: click here

4 Responses to “Mail for Lunatiques”

  1. Erik says on :

    I was up there yesterday afternoon (Mailbox Mondays). Snow starts in the forest before the meadow at 3200 feet – patchy thin coverage until 3400, where it is a few inches deep. It is 4 to 6 inches by 3600 where you first break into the meadow. From here the snow gets deeper up to the Talus field where you reenter the forest. NOTE: There was not enough snow to ascend the Talus field without it being a complete flail fest. Stay in the forest. The snow again was extremely slick in here and varied in depth. After exiting the forest, there are some 2-foot snow drifts covering the trail in spots, but generally about a 6 to 12 inch depth all the way up to the summit. The snow was wet and slippery yesterday, but is sure to be icy by Thurs.

    …Edit by site admin…

    I have some pics, and may post a report later on NWHikers.

    Bring microspikes or other traction.

  2. Jo says on :

    There will also be a small contingent leaving the trail head at 5pm to get a little pre-NAB head start.

  3. Rich (meandmyaussies) says on :

    Troy, Colleen, and I (and Kami, Hoku, and Mazzy) will be there 4:30-ish.

  4. ewb says on :

    I can’t tell you how moved I was to find you guys freezing and waiting for me at the top. Unbelievable. You guys are the best! Thank you!

    Oh, and I promise to start earlier next time. :)