Mailbox Peak

April 28, 2004.  Getting an early start, we headed up Mailbox Peak.  We left the trailhead around 6:30 AM.

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PICT0155: Around 3600 feet, we encountered FRESH snow.  Must have fallen the previous day or overnight.

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PICT0156: Mount Rainier!

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PICT0157: Looking towards the summit of Mailbox Peak.

We made it to the ~5000 foot summit in 2 hours, 40 minutes.  It was a ~4300 vertical foot climb.

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PICT0158: Looking East from Mailbox Peak.

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PICT0160: Buddy gazing at Granite valley.

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PICT0162: The top of Mailbox Peak.

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PICT0163: Marker

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PICT0165: Looking North at Harley.

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PICT0166: Looking East again.

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PICT0167: Definitely more snow on the north slope.

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PICT0168: Looking West.  It stayed sunny where we were, but lots of things were in the clouds.

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PICT0170: Zoom to the West.  The Olympics.

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PICT0171: More Olympic mountains.

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PICT0174: Cornices to the north of the ridge.

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PICT0177: Rainier above the rocky slope of Mailbox Peak.

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PICT0178: McClellan Butte