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...
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.
Mount Si Cheers 2014-2015
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.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:11:15 -0800
Mount Si scrambled as the clock ticked away. With one minute remaining, Tomson hit a huge three to tie, but Luckett answered on the other end. Then, out of a Mount Si timeout called by head coach Kyle Clearman, Dumas dropped a beautiful move on ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:00:00 -0800
The Mount Si High School wrestling team has started the season well. A 46-24 victory at Eastlake Dec. 11, followed by a 36-30 win over Issaquah Dec. 16 upped the Wildcats' KingCo Conference record to 3-0. The Dec. 11 dual meet was an abbreviated one ...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:03:45 -0800
The Wildcat gymnasts tumbled their way past the Redmond Mustangs in their latest four-team gymnastics meet. Mount Si team earned a score of 159.25 on Dec. 11, besting Redmond's 115.05 and taking their first win in the KingCo 4A league. “I think the ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:03:45 -0800
Students participating in Mount Si's Culinary Arts Program learn to prepare an array of food, from appetizers to desserts. They gain real-world experiences that are relevant to careers in the food-service industry by catering events. Tarp explained ...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:03:45 -0800
Peterson and teammate William Galarpe both weighed in at 145, so Beckstead moved Galarpe to the 152-pound bout against Mason Marenco. The Mount Si sophomore was relentless from start to finish, polishing off a 15-0 technical fall in the third period.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:03:45 -0800
Several Mount Si High School football players were selected for the KingCo 4A All League lists. Quarterback Jonathan “Jo Jo” Hillel and offensive tackle Chris Schlichting were both nominated for the All State Game. Both Hillel and Schlichting are both ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:22:30 -0800
Seven Mount Si High School seniors from the Class of 2015 have been named National Merit Scholars. The seven, recognized for their outstanding academic promise, achieved top scores in the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying tests they ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:52:30 -0800
Rogers was Mount Si's top scorer in 3A. She got fourth in state on bars and tied for eighth on the floor. Fresh from varsity volleyball, she's training and honing her energetic floor routine, which has evolved since freshman year. She's got a personal ...
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