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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, 23 Apr 2014 14:45:00 -0700

There's certainly no reason for chips on shoulders this season, one of the best that Mount Si's girls tennis squad has ever had. The reason for that: Mount Si has a bigger turnout, and these girls are playing and practicing more often in the off-season ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:11:15 -0700

... April 23, and winners will be announced the following evening at the public viewing. The Mount Si High School PTSA sponsors the annual show, to give the arts program exposure and stress the importance of the arts in Snoqualmie Valley Schools.
SnoValley Star
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:24:11 -0700

On April 18, Mount Si faced off against the Juanita Rebels at home. The game started rough, with the Rebels knocking in three runs in the first inning. Mount Si couldn't score until the third, where they picked up a lone run. Then Juanita responded ...
SnoValley Star
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:24:11 -0700

The Mount Si baseball team continued its explosive season, blasting away two opponents in massively one-sided games. On April 18, they took care of Liberty in Renton with a dominant 9-0 victory. The damage came in the second inning as the Wildcats ran ...
SnoValley Star
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:11:02 -0700

Mount Si's Tyler Smith scored two goals in the second half and Royce Schwartzenberger added a third to give the Wildcats its three points. Zach Fritz led the way with five goals for Issaquah and an assist while Jake Lindahl and Matt Thomas each had ...

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SnoValley Star
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:34:25 -0700

The Mount Si High School juniors can talk circles around you. Ditto teammates Riley Dirks and Kevin McLaughlin. They have the trophies to prove it. The four recently finished second and third in the 2014 Washington State Debate Tournament. Hartman also ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:07:30 -0700

Seniors at Mount Si High School can sign up to spend one last evening celebrating with their classmates on Friday, June 13, following commencement exercises. The grad night party includes food, entertainment, prizes and transportation, and lasts all ...

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:03:51 -0700

Senior Nikki Carroll watches a fifth-inning pitch during the softball game against Mercer Island on April 14. The angle of the photograph makes it appear the ball is headed toward Carroll, not toward the batter. She did make a dramatic catch later that ...

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