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.

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