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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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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
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:48:45 -0700

Mount Si girls soccer team, with an 11-3-1 record, continues its battle for KingCo honors this week. Fresh off a win over Eastlake last night, the girls go into a playoff this Monday, Oct. 27, on the road versus Skyline for the right to face Issaquah ...

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SnoValley Star
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:11:15 -0700

The quadcopter, white in color and about the size of a laptop computer, hovers in the air and captures the action of the Mount Si High School football team. Four small rotating blades, each about the length of a cell phone, lift and steer the remotely ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:07:30 -0700

Mount Si High School celebrated its homecoming last week, with spirit days, sports, and circus-themed dance with live performers. For Thursday's Camo Day, senior Julianna Foster borrowed some gear from her father to blend in. "I'm a tree!" she ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:10:38 -0700

The Mount Si girls swim team is steadily making changes this fall, posting more athletes into the postseason and swimming out of a new home pool. So far this year, Mount Si has had five athletes qualify for league meet, two for districts. Last year ...

Issaquah Press

Issaquah Press
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:56:15 -0700

“Hats off to Mount Si. Their kids played hard,” Bland said. “They wanted it a little bit more, I guess.” After a long field goal from Mount Si, the two teams headed into the locker room at halftime with the score at 20-7. In the second half, the Eagles ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:37:20 -0700

Mount Si beat Issaquah in a well-contested 20-14 game, and an important one for the Wildcats' playoff hopes. Wildcat sophomore running back Cory Cotto opened the action with a 55-yard run on the first play. Issaquah's defense held on the two yard line, ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:22:30 -0700

Mount Si's CTE program, in partnership with the community, encourages students to create and explore various career pathways, connection education to careersStudents in the program develop skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to meet the ...
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