We will spend our morning climbing to the top of Mailbox Peak. This peak is famous for how steep it is, and also the amazing view you will get on a clear day of Mt. Rainier, and the lush Middle Fork Valley. The mailbox at the top of the peak usually has a fun, quirky, or unusual item that folks have left from their last ascent. The hike is about 9.5 miles round trip, and at roughly 850 feet elevation gain per mile, your legs and thighs will really feel this hike until you are standing at the top of the peak! The first 4 miles of the hike are through switchback relatively under the tree line, once we reach about 3860 feet, we start our final 960 foot hike up a rocky switchback that leads us to the summit. At the peak, we will relax, eat a replenishing meal, and hopefully take our fill of photos. Please allow for a total time of ~9 hours.
I'm Sarah! I have lived in Seattle for the last 8 years, and before that I lived in California and in Colorado. I Luuuv hiking and backpacking and have spent every summer exploring the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Before moving here, I've spent a lot of time in the Sierra Nevadas and the Rockies!! I want to share my love of the outdoors with others, and provide a unique outdoor experience that will challenge you in all the good ways. I'm an educator at heart, and I love making my clients feel comfortable and informed.
Kind bars, Cliff bars protein bars, energy chews
We will leave downtown Seattle and drive on I-90 for about 45 minutes to the trailhead of Mailbox Peak!
2-3 liters of water, hiking poles, hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, lunch
Do not have major physical or health restrictions. Please be able and willing to hike at least 10 miles with moderate to strenuous steepness. This is a challenging hike.
Let's Climb Mailbox Peak!