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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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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:22:30 -0700

But last season's team was relatively young and Mount Si now brings back nearly every starter at the skill positions. Most notably, four receivers return for their senior years – Parker Dumas, Caleb Mitchell, Reid Lutz, and Colton Swain – as does ...

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SnoValley Star
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:52:30 -0700

“It was something I wanted to offer the students at Mount Si,” she said. “We have such a large school and the cheerleader program is so huge and successful that I thought there has to be some dancers who want to compete and perform for their school.”.
Snoqualmie Valley Record
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 16:15:00 -0700

It's been Alpine Days and Jamboree Days, and now it's called the Festival at Mount Si, but the thing that doesn't change is the spirit of the event. Whatever you call it, this weekend's festival of music, art, fun and games is a celebration of summer ...
SnoValley Star
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:03:45 -0700

Four senior boys are expected to lead the Mount Si High School golf team this fall, and head coach Brandon Proudfoot thinks the team has a good shot to make a deeper postseason run than the Wildcats have had in the last several years. Alex Nelson ...
Enumclaw Courier-Herald
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:03:45 -0700

Yes, that means he ran up and down Mount Si three times in the time it took us to do it once. That should give you an indication of how slow we were going. The man said he does it almost every weekend. So don't go trying to run Mount Si even once ...
SnoValley Star
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:56:15 -0700

This year, there are several new events that should bring even more fun, including a wife-carrying race and a volleyball tournament that teams can sign up for the day of the tournament. On Friday, the festival hosts the Big Bend Bash — a free, all ...
SnoValley Star
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 13:03:45 -0700

The Mount Si High School class of 1985 presents its 30-year reunion from 6-11 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Mount Si Golf Course, 9010 Boalch Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie. Tickets are $50 per person and include entrance into the reunion, appetizers, dinner buffet and ...

SnoValley Star

SnoValley Star
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:26:15 -0700

At a recent Mount Si High School football practice, coach Charlie Kinnune noted the music blasting throughout the Wildcats' stadium — punchy, classic rock hits. He said that's what he wants for his team during these sunny summer practices before the ...

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