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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. 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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SnoValley Star

SnoValley Star
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:30:00 -0800

Nick Mitchell, who played quarterback for Mount Si before graduating in 2014, went on to redshirt his freshman year for the Beavers. Josh joined the team two years earlier, when he was one of only five true freshman to earn playing time his first season.
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:15:00 -0800

Students in Mount Si High School's environmental science and horticulture classes earned top honors at the Puyallup Fair this fall for posters they created to promote a greater understanding of agriculture education. First-place winners were Hayley ...

SnoValley Star

SnoValley Star
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:18:45 -0800

Mount Si girls' team came in third place at state this season, and junior Hannah Waskom finished in second place with a personal record time of 18 minutes, 4.2 seconds. Prior to state, the Wildcats won the bi-district and KingCo meets. Sundwall said it ...

SnoValley Star

SnoValley Star
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:45:00 -0800

Parker Dumas (9), Mount Si High School senior wide receiver, makes a leaping catch over Graham-Kapowsin senior defensive back Aaron Wright, then lunges forward for some more distance on a 32-yard pass reception from sophomore quarterback Jesiah ...

SnoValley Star

SnoValley Star
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:26:15 -0800

The Mount Si cross country team finished its historic season with an excellent performance at the Class 4A state cross country meet where the girls' team finished in third, tied with Lewis and Clark High School, behind only Camas High School, the state ...

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Snoqualmie Valley Record
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:03:43 -0800

The red-lit panels at the side of interior doors are new this year at the Mount Si High School Freshman Campus. Maybe it's because they're new, but they're also a little intimidating. “It's awesome, isn't it?” Bill Davis, Snoqualmie Valley School ...

SnoValley Star

SnoValley Star
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:18:45 -0800

Mount Si's girls soccer season has come to an end after the Wildcats lost 2-0 to the Inglemoor Vikings in the first round of the Class 4A KingCo Conference tournament on Oct. 29 at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell. Mount Si finished in sixth place in the ...
SnoValley Star
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:33:45 -0800

Three of the top-10 times in all of Class 4A KingCo for girls in the 5,000-meter race this season belonged to Mount Si runners. Junior Hannah Waskom had the fastest time in the league at 18 minutes, 4.2 seconds. Senior Melissa Hruska had the seventh ...

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