North Ridge of Mailbox Peak
Carla, Laurie, and I parked at the Mailbox Peak trailhead and walked a
short distance up the Middle Fork Road to the Granite Creek
Road-Trail. After 2.4 miles on the Granite Creek Road-Trail we
started ascending the north ridge of Mailbox Peak where the road
curves to the right around the ridge. Most of the lower part of the
ridge was a mess of blowdowns. Around 4,200' the ridge became choked
with young trees and huckleberry bushes, we had to fight the forest
for the next 500 vertical feet. Finally the ridge cleared off for a
short section of nice scrambling to the summit of Mailbox Peak.
We descended via the trail.
Round-trip distance: approx. 7 miles
Elevation gain: approx. 4,065 feet
Trip type: bushwack/scramble
USGS quad: Chester Morse Lake
In: Middle Fork Snoqualmie Drainage, South Fork Snoqualmie Drainage
Reference: Mailbox Peak via north ridge
Car-to-car time: 6 hours 51 minutes
- 1 hour 5 minutes ascending from Mailbox Peak trailhead to intersection of Granite Creek Road-Trail and north ridge
- 3 hours 28 minutes ascending from intersection of Granite Creek Road-Trail and north ridge to summit of Mailbox Peak
- 1 hour 44 minutes descending from summit of Mailbox Peak to Mailbox Peak trailhead
North Ridge of Mailbox Peak at 4,700'
Copyright © 2005 Gabriel Deal.