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The problem with Mailbox Peak
posted by John : February 26, 2016


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Don't you try to fool me


The biggest problem with Mailbox Peak is its lack of consistency. Some days it's an easy walk in the woods to a clear sky. Some days the night before sticks with you and it's all you can do to make the summit. And some days the mountain just doesn't want you there and tries to blow you away.

This was one of those trips where it all went well. The weather was great and I beat my previous trip's time by a minute. Not a huge improvement, but improvement nonetheless.

The weather on the summit was good enough we could relax a bit so Treen played fetch for a bit before we headed down.

Perhaps the only downside is that we're starting to see Spring-like conditions even though it's still supposed to be winter. That means although there's snow and ice above and below the rock field, a big portion of it is bare. Turn up your volume and press play.

I tried out a new bit of gear on this trip. Not that you'd be able to tell just by looking. Well, not unless you were looking at my butt and noticed the pure wool of my unders. WoolX boxer briefs are my new favorite adventure underwear. (And Amazon.com affiliate links support this site.) It might be too much information, but they keep be warm when it's cold and cool when it's warm. No chafing either and I can wear them for days without stinking. (Definitely too much information.) Check 'em out and stop looking at my butt.

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