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Mount Si
Mt si and meadowbrook cows.jpg
Mount Si from the southwest
Highest point
Elevation 4,167 ft (1,270 m)  NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 247 ft (75 m) [1]
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]
Parent range Cascades
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. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "Mount Si". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA)". SummitPost.org. 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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Issaquah Press

Issaquah Press
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:33:45 -0800

Mount Si sophomore Kinsey Steskal (right) puts Eleanor Greenspoon of Lakeside onto her back in their 120-pound bout, winning by a pin during the first round of the KingCo girls wrestling championship Feb. 6. Steskal won the semifinal and took second ...
Issaquah Press
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:45:00 -0800

Mount Si High School junior Jasper Chee's culinary skills earned him first place in the SkillsUSA Regional Culinary Competition at the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center in Everett on Jan. 23. Chee prepared an entrée of sautéed chicken with mushroom velouté ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:56:15 -0800

After winning the state championship for the second year in a row, Mount Si Cheer held a “Nationals send-off” event where the varsity red team performed and practiced the routine they would be performing at nationals in front of an audience for the ...

Issaquah Press

Issaquah Press
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:07:30 -0800

Seven Mount Si High School athletes will sign their national Letters of Intent (LOIs) to play collegiate sports at a school ceremony at 7 a.m. Feb. 3. The students are: Tova Barden, equestrian, New Mexico State University. Alden Huschle, baseball ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:51:35 -0800

The boys team won against Skyline on Feb. 2, 78-72, and lost to Newport in a close 71-76, with Danny Tomson scored 29 points, the game-high. Mount Si still qualified for the Kingco 4A playoffs as the seventh seed because both Eastlake and Inglemoor ...

Issaquah Press

Issaquah Press
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:18:45 -0800

Mount Si entered its Feb. 2 meeting against the Spartans with a 3-11 mark in Class 4A KingCo Conference boys basketball. The Wildcats had one of their lowest offensive outputs of the season in a 22-point loss at Skyline in early January. However ...

Issaquah Press

Issaquah Press
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:11:15 -0800

While the Snoqualmie Valley School District doesn't plan to officially break ground on the rebuilding of Mount Si High School until the spring of 2017, the design phase of the $188 million project is in full swing. Elevated buildings, multiple common ...

Issaquah Press

Issaquah Press
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:03:45 -0800

The school's Mount Si-Red squad won a state title in the Class 2A/3A/4A Small division at the University of Washington's Alaska Airlines Arena. The Mount Si-Silver squad also finished second in the 2A/3A/4A Non-Tumbling Medium division. Earlier this ...

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