I hiked Mailbox Peak with my friend Andrew and some of his friends a few weeks ago. I hadn’t been hiking in a long time and was really out of shape. It was three miles long and 3900 feet up to the summit. I was so tired by the time I got to the bottom I was hobbling with the help of my walking stick. The trail didn’t switch back and forth so much as plough straight up the mountainside with few places to rest.