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Mailbox Peak - Old Trail

Snoqualmie Region

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Hiked Mar 3, 2018

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Minor obstacles posing few problems

Road

Road suitable for all vehicles

Bugs

No bugs

Snow

Trail snow-covered at times - gear and expertise recommended

Cat's Log, traildate 03.03.2018. The crew requested my presence on an away mission for diplomatic purposes. Normally I avoid such formalities but after an all too busy week inspecting boxes and chattering at birds, I was more than happy to step away from my duties for a while. 

Sensor sweeps indicated acceptable conditions to set down near a local maxima frequented by the natives for an invigorating climb - Mailbox Peak. A celebration of snacks was to be had at the top. After an uneventful shuttlecraft flight we set down in the final available spot in a clearing at about 10:15 am.

Early on, I took great interest in the local flora. In particular, I found being in the presence of a large coniferous tree especially gratifying.

Not long after the trail conditions turned to snow. How I enjoy a brisk walk in the snow! As the sun was out, the trail was filled with others hopeful for a clear view from the top.

More than once I was stopped by a fellow traveling with an odd interest in scratching my head. A peculiar ritual of the locals I assume. Nonetheless, I found each scratch quite gratifying!  

We soon found the summit and upon it an old earth relic for the sending and receiving of hand-written messages. Overcome by the moment I hopped on top for a few holo-images surrounded by fellow travelers. Basking in the warmth of the sun, taking in views of the surrounding mountains, chatting with the people and their canine friends... And eating the tasty snacks - the mission was a success!

Round-trip we spent about 5 hours and learned the humbling lesson that Mailbox after a few months of relative physical inactivity is quite the endeavor! 

- Jean Luc Piccat

Comments

Anna Roth on Mailbox Peak - Old Trail

This made. My whole day. I cannot wait to see where Jean-Luc lands next.

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Anna Roth on Mar 07, 2018 01:15 PM

Bruce on Mailbox Peak - Old Trail

I have posted this in front of my cats' food dish so they can realize there are no limits.

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Bruce on Mar 08, 2018 10:22 AM

BearBug&Allie on Mailbox Peak - Old Trail

That was awesome!! Very cool!!

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BearBug&Allie on Mar 08, 2018 03:55 PM

Retired Tim on Mailbox Peak - Old Trail

I love this post. What an awesome kitty 🐱

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Retired Tim on Mar 08, 2018 11:06 PM

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cherryscottage on Mar 10, 2018 12:37 AM

Wafflestomper on Mailbox Peak - Old Trail

Has this cat done the Kendle Catwalk yet?

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Wafflestomper on Mar 12, 2018 11:54 PM