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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]
Location
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
Climbing
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]

References[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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SnoValley Star

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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 ...

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

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SnoValley Star
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:45:00 -0700

In the Bothell-Inglemoor game, Mount Si goaltender Robb Rainey had 12 saves in the loss. Seattle Academy jumped to a 6-1 lead in the first quarter in the April 12 match. Seattle then blanked the Wildcats, 5-0, in the second quarter. Mount Si picked up ...
 
Issaquah Press
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:07:30 -0700

The last time the Liberty High School boys soccer team set foot on Mount Si's home turf, they left as KingCo champions with a direct berth into the state tournament. The Patriots returned April 9, and while the league title wasn't directly on the line ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:13:57 -0700

The Mount Si baseball team's early-season potential showed last Wednesday, April 9, as the Wildcat defense held the Sammamish Totems to a single run, on the road in Bellevue. Meanwhile, Mount Si's hitters broke to a lead, then gradually added to the ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:22:30 -0700

This presentation will cover the basics about applying for coverage, when you may be eligible, and what you get when signed up. To find out more, visit www.mtsi-seniorcenter.org or call (425) 888-3434. Sponsored by Sno Falls Credit Union and the Mount ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:00:47 -0700

Tryout clinics for the 2014-2015 Mount Si Cheerleading program are 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. Cheer members perform on the sidelines, at assemblies and halftimes, compete and get involved in the community. Teens learn to dance, tumble, jump and do stunts ...
 
Kirkland Reporter
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:38:44 -0700

The Juanita High School boys soccer team put together a big rally Monday against Mount Si but a late goal by the Wildcats clinched the victory, 3-2, Monday night at Mount Si High School. The Wildcats gained a 2-0 lead with goals during the 33rd and ...
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