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PostMon Jan 14, 2019 3:15 pm 
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https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/trip-reports/trip_report.2019-01-12.6136627993

good times.

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PostMon Jan 14, 2019 3:45 pm 
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Well now we know what AngryHiker has been up to
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PostMon Jan 14, 2019 4:08 pm 
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I hiked Mailbox back when the route was marked with a toothbrush. But I will never understand why people get their panties in a twist about it these days. It's a boring hike and if the masses want to flock there, let 'em. Keeps the other, far more scenic places less crowded. If you want a solid workout, there are plenty of butt kicking workouts elsewhere in the cascades. You'd think that someone who refers to themself as a diehard would know that.
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PostMon Jan 14, 2019 4:19 pm 
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1) Gatekeeping is ugly and benefits no one.

2) Mailbox has been overrun for at least 20 years - it was a lovely forest walk with plenty of solitude before "I deserve to be here I'm training for X and this is the only place I can do that for some reason" people like CC clogged it all up in the first dang place.

3) He had to have been a newb in mountaineering boots with a goal at some point, right?

4) "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."
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PostMon Jan 14, 2019 4:51 pm 
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awesome!

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PostMon Jan 14, 2019 7:28 pm 
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Yeah I don't understand why someone who "loves the mountains" that much would hike frickin' Mailbox over and over again.
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PostTue Jan 15, 2019 9:00 pm 
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Foist wrote:
Yeah I don't understand why someone who "loves the mountains" that much would hike frickin' Mailbox over and over again.

exactly.  Still, it's a great rant that touches on a lot of the changes in hiking culture in the past decade: the disjunct of instagram hordes swaddling nature with their soiled t.p. litter...but posting pictures of unspoiled nature.

A little consideration can go a long way, and the lack of it can trash things real quick.
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PostWed Jan 16, 2019 9:18 am 
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This hike is near North Bend right? There is a mailbox on top, hilarious! Will definitely be checking it out on the next sunny Saturday. How many ice axes do I need?
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PostWed Jan 16, 2019 9:42 am 
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nickmtn wrote:
How many ice axes do I need?

Two, at least.  One to swipe at unleashed poodles, another to destroy the mailbox.  You'll also want plenty of bear spray for all the millennials who won't shut up about how hard it is but "so worth it".  Be sure to grab a few selfies at the top.
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PostWed Jan 16, 2019 11:34 am 
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Don't forget the yoga pose, or the two hands heart while selfie taking wink.gif

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PostWed Jan 16, 2019 11:36 am 
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The old trail is just our version of the grouse mountain  grind. A steep rocky no nonsense route under the chair. No redeeming features whatsoever other then a burly training workout.

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PostWed Jan 16, 2019 11:57 am 
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What value is there in ranting and name calling.  Why post this?
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PostWed Jan 16, 2019 12:07 pm 
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ditto.gif The sun is shining, enough snow to ski, etc. this is November BS get hiking folks. smile.gif

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PostWed Jan 16, 2019 1:06 pm 
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lock the thread if you don't like it. i think it's funny considering the mailbox topic has come up a dozen times or so over the years. there are many similar threads throughout trail talk and other subforums that are equally pointless. lock those too while you're at it. might as well lock the wolves and global warming threads. and don't forget what you're watching on youtube and favorite books/movies threads; those are just way too pointless.

did i miss any?

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PostWed Jan 16, 2019 1:07 pm 
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dog threads.  Oh wait, those DO get locked.
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