Mount Si (pronounced sigh) is a mountain in the U.S. state of Washington. It lies on the western margin of the Cascade Range just above the coastal plains around Puget Sound, and towers over the nearby town of North Bend. The mountain was named after local homesteader Josiah "Uncle Si" Merritt. It was made famous in the show Twin Peaks, which was filmed in North Bend.
Only about a 45-minute drive from Seattle, the mountain is a favorite outdoor destination for residents of Puget Sound. Between 80,000 and 100,000 hikers visit the mountain annually. The land is owned by the state of Washington and has been designated a Natural Resources Conservation Area.
The 4-mile (6.4 km) long Mount Si trail climbs a total of 3,500 feet (1,100 m) reach to the summit ridge. The summit of Mount Si can then be reached by an exposed scramble, class 3, up the north side of the summit block which is known as the "Haystack."
Oceanic Plate Volcano
A winter view of Mt. Si from the town of North Bend
Mount Si is a remnant of an oceanic plate volcano and the rocks are highly metamorphosed.
In local native legend
Mount Si figures prominently in a Prometheus story from the Snoqualmie tribe. According to the story it is the dead body of Snoqualm, the moon. Snoqualm had ordered that a rope of cedar bark be stretched between the earth and the sky. But Fox and Blue Jay went up the rope and stole the sun from Snoqualm. Snoqualm chased them down the cedar rope, but it broke and he fell to his death. Fox then let the sun free in the sky and gave fire to the people. A face like Snoqualm's is visible on the rocks near the summit.
Panorama taken from Haystack
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Hiking Mount Si near Seattle, WA
Take a hike up Mount Si near North Bend, Washington with Tmber. Get the full hiking route description and directions at Tmber.com.
Mount Si Trail
www.justsouthofnorth.com Today we headed up to Mt. Si. We're still training for our backpack trip around Mount Rainier and climbing Mount St. Helens. Our goa...
Mount Si 360 View on top located in North Bend, Washington
This video taken July 7, 2012 as part of my hike 26 this year. This 360 view was taken from top of Mount Si near North Bend, Washington. This is a 8 mile rou...
Mount Si - Hike and Fly - May 19, 2012
Jiri Richter, Travis LaMance and Brian Franklin - Hike and Fly Mount Si in North Bend, WA May 19, 2012. Hiked up the Old Si trail, launched into very light w...
Mount Si Cheer at 2014 Moving Up Assembly
Mount Si Cheer performed at the 2014 MSHS Moving Up Assembly. This routine included the girls from the 2013-14 squad, as well as the new girls for the 2014-1...
Mount Si Cheers 2014-2015
Mt. Si: Hike to Top with Sunset
An afternoon of hiking to reach the summit of Mt. Si in North Bend for an outstanding sunset experience with Seattle in the distance.
2011 Mount Si High School Lipdub
Our ASB organized a school wide Lipdub to show our school spirit and unity.
Mount Si High School Band Promo Video
A video for incoming freshmen about the high school band program at Mount Si, including a look at the band environment, Mr. Wenman, Pep Band, Jazz Band, and ...
Mount Si Teacher Rap
knowles, rapin, and Ramseyer science rap.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:48:45 -0800
The Inglemoor High School boys basketball team edged Mount Si, 75-73, thanks to a big first half on Friday in Kenmore. The Vikings built a 13-point lead through the first 16 minutes of play. But Mount Si cut that lead in half during the third quarter ...
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:00:00 -0800
“We're in the hunt, 4A watch out,” Easthope said. Mount Si had the highest team score in each event. Of the top ten individual overall scores, the Wildcats claimed six of them. “We've never been to Inglemoor before,” Easthope said. “Again, it's like ...
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:03:45 -0800
The Mount Si boys basketball team fell to the Eastlake Wolves in a tight matchup, dropping their record to 2-11 on the season. It was a heartbreaker as the Wildcats had the lead early in the game and at half. But ultimately the Wolves overtook them 78-73.
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:30:00 -0800
Proficient free throw shooting down the stretch propelled the Eastlake Wolves to a thrilling victory against the Mount Si Wildcats Friday, Jan. 16, in Sammamish. Eastlake (6-8 overall), who hit 10 free throws in the fourth quarter, captured a 78-73 win ...
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:00:00 -0800
Senior forward Tiye Utley scored 14 for Mount Si, more than double his highest scoring game this season. Utley averaged around four points a game before his explosion against Newport. Utley saw more playing time than usual because the Wildcats second ...
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:26:15 -0800
See Mount Si High School from the insider's view during a free tour at 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Joel Aune, Snoqualmie Valley School District superintendent, will present a brief overview of the school bond voters are asked to approve in the Feb. 10 election.
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:00:00 -0800
Seven Mount Si High School seniors from the class of 2015 have been named National Merit Scholars. They earned this distinction by earning top scores in the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which students across the nation ...
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:52:30 -0800
Eastlake senior post player Sarah Priestley, right, tries to block a shot attempt from Mount Si senior Ceona Duggins on Jan. 16 in Sammamish. — image credit: Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman photography. GIRLS BASKETBALL. Eastlake ...
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