Route Climbed: east trail (main?) Date Climbed: c. 1995
This was a great training run with 50lbs. of water in my old Lowe pack. I ditched it at the base of the haystack and scrambled to the to top and was rewarded with sweeping panoramas of clearcuts and the I-90. Oh well. I did it on a regular basis for a while when I lived in Seattle. Once, I went up in a light mist, and just above the 3650 signpost the sky cracked open and pissed buckets on me. I limped back to the car nearly hypothermic.
Started at 10am after awful conditions on the roads up North. Reached the summit base at 1230 and tried to do the snowshoe traverse to Mt Teneriffe but went in a circle due to following other tracks. So we then decided to give the Haystack a shot since we made it to the saddle on New Years with good snow conditions, but this time it was uncosolidated snow with some debris flow on the 40-60 degree slope. Turned around and made our way back down the old trail. no visibility the whole day, but not much precip, so we were happy.
Started kind of early at 730am with a large group for an "appetite builder" hike for T-Day. It has been along time since I took the regular trail since I enjoy the old trail by Little Si much more. It was wet, kinda wet, and really wet the whole time. New blow down within the first mile. Reached the summit at 9am to have a sandwich and head back down.