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 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 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...
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 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
Mount Si Teacher Rap
knowles, rapin, and Ramseyer science rap.
2011 Mount Si High School Lipdub
Our ASB organized a school wide Lipdub to show our school spirit and unity.
Mount Si Hike
This time Peter and I hike up Mount Si. Round trip was about 8 miles and it was all worth it when we got up there and saw the view. We thought we hit the pea...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:56:15 -0700
A public hearing to discuss the expansion of Mount Si and Middle Fork Snoqualmie natural resources conservation areas is scheduled for Nov. 10. The state Department of Natural Resources scheduled the meeting that will offer information and collect ...
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, ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:26:15 -0700
White transferred to Mount Si last year as a junior and quickly established herself as a premier player. She has been playing on club teams since she was barely old enough to kick a ball. Brown said that White quickly gained the respect of her new ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:15:00 -0700
Three historic photos snapped years ago by Mount Si High School photography teacher Jim Gibowski are now getting attention in a Northwest multimedia show. Gibowski snapped the photos two decades ago for his business, Sports Action Photography.
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 ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:03:45 -0700
What looked like anybody's game turned into a tough uphill slog under driving rain for the Mount Si varsity football team on Friday, Oct. 24. The Wildcats held the edge on the road against Newport for almost the entirety of the first half, but the ...
The Seattle Times
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:33:23 -0700
BELLEVUE — Paul Wells and Newport ran by Mount Si with a big third quarter and beat the Wildcats 54-27 in a KingCo 4A matchup. The win, coupled with a Woodinville loss, gave the Knights a spot in the playoffs while Mount Si was eliminated from ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:37:30 -0700
The Mount Si Fish and Game Club's 2014 College Scholarships were awarded to Joann Richter and Hanna Houser, both from North Bend, and Parker McComb of Redmond. All three recipients are graduates of Mount Si High School. The students were ...
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