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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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Snoqualmie Valley Record
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:45 -0700

Monday, August 25, is a state parks 'free day' in Washington. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks. The 'free day' is in honor of the birthday of the National Park Service, which was established on Aug. 25, 1916. State ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:18:45 -0700

'Epic' Festival at Mount Si welcomes old favorites, creates new ones. Scott Massengill checks in with Denise Fiedler, his temporary wife in Sunday's wife-carrying contest at the Festival at Mount Si. — image credit: Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo. 0 ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:59:42 -0700

Charlie Kinnune's gravelly voice rings out across Mount Si stadium. With a command here, a compliment there, a gentle ribbing for one elementary-age boy with his hands in his pockets, a fist-bump for a young girl doing well in drills, he's bringing up ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:52:30 -0700

Si View Community Park once again hosts the Festival at Mount Si in North Bend's big back yard, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 8 to 10. Events start Friday with an arts show, live music, booths, vendors and children's activities at the park. A children's ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:16:04 -0700

Families and children can get dinner, enjoy a bounce house and hayride, hear the Mount Si drum line and watch Mount Si cheerleaders perform, see fire trucks and ponies, try a cake walk, buy Wildcat apparel, learn about volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, and ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:07:30 -0700

Among activities planned are a Twin Peaks spoof at Twin Peaks High School (Mount Si), a Victorian Garden Party at the Vinnedge residence, gospel, rock and roll and country music, and a mini-aquarium on wheels at Si View Park. 1994. Little kids and big ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:26:15 -0700

This past winter, Chris and Marty Fagan of North Bend made a life-changing journey to the South Pole. They're getting a hometown hurrah this summer, named grand marshals of the Festival at Mount Si Parade. “It seemed like, what an amazing thing that ...
 
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:33:45 -0700

Mount Si High School graduate Brandon Smith has graduated from the University of Montana with a bachelor of arts in communication studies. He begins his professional career as a marketing associate with Sysco in Missoula, Mont. Smith was born and ...
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