Sunday, September 10, 2006


Yesterday, I climbed Mailbox Peak. It's "official" name is Garcia Peak, but nobody knows that name. It got the name Mailbox Peak because on top it has, get this, a mailbox.

Actually, now it has two. Somebody hauled up a new one, with "Mailbox Peak" written neatly on the side. Both are filled with postcards, sign-in books, etc. One had a Tacoma News Tribune from September 1. The first time I was there, several years ago, the mailbox had a Dr Seuss book in it, which was being used as a sign-in book. But that was gone now.

Also in the past, there have been a fire hydrant and a ladder at the peak. Yes, an honest-to-goodness super-heavy fire hydrant. At the bottom of the hill, there's a firefighter training facility, so I blame them for all the random heavy stuff. The mailboxes might've been anyone, though, I supose.


It was cloudy, but not rainy. Not a drop.