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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
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:26:15 -0700

According to Anne Smarsh, newly installed Lions club president, items recently donated by club members and their friends will allow the Lions to meet the pressing needs of at-risk youth in the Snoqualmie Valley community and beyond. Mount Si Lions and ...
SnoValley Star
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:37:30 -0700

Mount Si High School was named to the 2014 Best High School list by U.S. News and World Report. The magazine annually recognizes the highest performing schools in the nation. The rating is based on a review of math, reading and college readiness data ...
SnoValley Star
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:22:30 -0700

Stanton grew up in North Bend and played soccer for Mount Si High School. Her coach was the current boys soccer head coach, Darren Brown. During her prep career, she won three league titles and was named the KingCo 3A Player of the Year in her ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:37:30 -0700

Mount Si Sports + Fitness is bringing the fitness challenge back to the North Bend Block Party. The gym hosts an Extreme Fitness Competition, 6:15 p.m. next to the beer garden on Main Avenue, during Saturday's party. The challenge is a circuit of ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:37:30 -0700

Seniors benefit when you fill up at a special lunch and bake sale during the North Bend Block Party. Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., hosts the lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served, with chips ...
SnoValley Star
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:00:00 -0700

The 2013-2014 school year ended with Mount Si winning a record number of KingCo 3A league titles. The expansion of the school's population and the growing excellence of Wildcat athletics mean it is time to step up to greater competition. “Overall for ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:30:00 -0700

Stronger, speedier and more mature, Proudfoot, a 2011 Mount Si graduate and shortstop for the Texas Tech University Red Raiders, will need these strengths if he accepts an offer to go pro. He is the third ex-Mount Si baseball player in school history ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:45:00 -0700

Friends Trinity, 10, and Serena, 9, try out line dancing with Mount Si Senior Center's Jo Deatry. Below, Trinity mimics a shimmy with Deane Haugen. Rainbow Girl Hannah Casper meets Callan, 4, and Ian, friends from North Bend, at the Unity Masonic Lodge ...

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