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Mount Si
Mt si and meadowbrook cows.jpg
Mount Si from the southwest
Elevation 4,167 ft (1,270 m) NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 247 ft (75 m)[1]
Mount Si is located in Washington (state)
Mount Si
Mount Si
King County, Washington, U.S.
Range Cascades
Coordinates 47°30′27″N 121°44′24″W / 47.5076029°N 121.7401092°W / 47.5076029; -121.7401092Coordinates: 47°30′27″N 121°44′24″W / 47.5076029°N 121.7401092°W / 47.5076029; -121.7401092[2]
Topo map USGS Mount Si
Easiest route Hike and short class 3, scramble

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.[1] 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.[1] 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."[3]

Oceanic Plate Volcano[edit]

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.[4]

In local native legend[edit]

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.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Mount Si, Washington". Peakbagger.com. 
  2. ^ "Mount Si". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "Mount Si". SummitPost.org. http://www.summitpost.org/page/150709. Retrieved 2011-05-07.
  4. ^ "Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA)". SummitPost.org. http://www.summitpost.org/page/496671. Retrieved 2011-05-07.
  5. ^ Costello, J.A. (1895). The Siwash: their life, legends and tales. Seattle: Calvert. pp. 75–76. OCLC 228721459. 
Panorama taken from Haystack

External links[edit]

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Snoqualmie Valley Record
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:30:00 -0800

A free electronics recycling event benefiting the Mount Si cheer team is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 22, at Cascade View Elementary School, 34816 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie. Drive up, dump your unwanted items (see list of acceptable items at ...

SnoValley Star

SnoValley Star
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0800

The Spartans, host of the tournament and considered the best team in the league, defeated Mount Si 25-21, 25-23 and 25-14. Mount Si won the first round of the tournament when they defeated the Issaquah Eagles on Nov. 1. The Wildcats took down the ...
The Seattle Times (blog)
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:30:00 -0700

Newport's run game is something else when it gets going. It shouldn't surprise you when the Knights attack with the ground game, but it sure can be hard to stop. That's what Mount Si learned on Friday when it got blown out of the water (kind of ...
SnoValley Star
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:15:00 -0700

2014 AP Scholar awards were awarded to 50 Mount Si students this year, who earned scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams: Erin Antoch, Abigail Bottemiller, Jessica Brady, Gunnar Carlson, Krista Cassidy, Amber Caudle, Jason Chapman, ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:11:15 -0800

Mount Si nearly won that meet, 3-4, one of their closest chances of the season. Against Sammamish on October 2, the number two doubles team of Griffin and Day beat their opponents, 6-1, 6-2, while the number-three squad of Holmes and Corriveau won, ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:15:00 -0800

Mount Si was down by two sets and needed a third to stay alive—which they did last week in intense, nail-biting fashion. The volleyball team faced a real challenge last Tuesday, Oct. 28, against Skyline. Mount Si had bested them earlier in the season ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:26:15 -0800

The Mount Si girls soccer team put the pressure on Newport to claim their last home win, against Newport in the first round of the Kingco 4A league tournament. Wildcat players pumped shot after shot at the Knight goalie, with opportunities by Mackenzie ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:26:15 -0800

The Washington State Department of Natural Resource (DNR) will conduct a public hearing in North Bend on November 10 to provide information and receive comments on the proposed expansion of the Mount Si and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural ...

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