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. 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. 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."
Oceanic Plate Volcano
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.
In local native legend
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.
Panorama taken from Haystack
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Hiking Mount Si near Seattle, WA
Take a hike up Mount Si near North Bend, Washington with Tmber. Get the full hiking route description and directions at Tmber.com.
Mount Si 360 View on top located in North Bend, Washington
This video taken July 7, 2012 as part of my hike 26 this year. This 360 view was taken from top of Mount Si near North Bend, Washington. This is a 8 mile rou...
Mount Si - Hike and Fly - May 19, 2012
Jiri Richter, Travis LaMance and Brian Franklin - Hike and Fly Mount Si in North Bend, WA May 19, 2012. Hiked up the Old Si trail, launched into very light w...
Mt. Si: Hike to Top with Sunset
An afternoon of hiking to reach the summit of Mt. Si in North Bend for an outstanding sunset experience with Seattle in the distance.
Mount Si Trail
www.justsouthofnorth.com Today we headed up to Mt. Si. We're still training for our backpack trip around Mount Rainier and climbing Mount St. Helens. Our goa...
Mount Si Cheer at 2014 Moving Up Assembly
Mount Si Cheer performed at the 2014 MSHS Moving Up Assembly. This routine included the girls from the 2013-14 squad, as well as the new girls for the 2014-1...
Mount Si Cheers 2014-2015
Mount Si High School Band Promo Video
A video for incoming freshmen about the high school band program at Mount Si, including a look at the band environment, Mr. Wenman, Pep Band, Jazz Band, and ...
Mount Si Teacher Rap
knowles, rapin, and Ramseyer science rap.
2011 Mount Si High School Lipdub
Our ASB organized a school wide Lipdub to show our school spirit and unity.
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, ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:15:00 -0700
Skyline beat conference foe Mount Si 49-27 in their first matchup since the Wildcats made the jump to 4A. As long as the Spartans have junior running back Rashaad Boddie in their backfield, lopsided results might become the norm. In the first three ...
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:18:45 -0700
Mount Si High School is now officially classified as a Class AA school, Superintendent Gordon McIntyre told the school board. The population rose from 575 last year to 611 on October 1, the date the classification is made. Class AA schools are 600 ...
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700
In four games, Bothell is undefeated and moves to the top of the KingCo 4A division after Skyline (3-1) fell to Woodinville (2-1) tonight 26-23. Despite early wins against Redmond and Woodinville, Mount Si struggled last week to stop Skyline and is now ...
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:29:42 -0700
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. — A student at Mount Si High School snapped this photo of a dead rat found under a science desk. It's a photo kids are sharing on social media, but which is raising concerns among parents. The Snoqualmie Valley School District says ...
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:27:05 -0700
The scoring started early for Bothell and continued all night. It kicked a field goal with about seven minutes left in the first quarter to open up the lead. Mount Si responded with a short four-down possession. The Cougars ran the ball to the end zone ...
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:56:15 -0700
It's a phenomenon Skyline High School junior Nikita Moroz experienced in his match with Mount Si's Matthew Griffin. Moroz was belting serves and cross-court forehands, and his opponent was struggling to get the ball back over the net. Moroz didn't get ...
The Seattle Times
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:50:02 -0700
SNOQUALMIE - In a battle of unbeatens, Skyline grabbed the early inside track toward a 4A state playoff berth with a key 49-27 victory over Mount Si in a Kingco 4A football game on Friday night. With District 2 only getting two spots in the playoffs ...
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