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MarkKMandatory Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2009


Hiking Si in the winter is slightly more challenging, but it's still "Mt. Sighhh". Overcrowded and not overly-spectacular. Good for conditioning.
Posted Jun 15, 2009 1:34 pm

Casey BatesTrail Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2009

Casey Bates

Fast hike up. Fast run down. Via little si.
Posted Jun 7, 2009 11:03 am

live2climb90Good training  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2008


Its a great training hike....but not as much of a climb. theres a lot of people up there all summer obviously.
Posted Jun 4, 2009 2:27 am

taxinvestorClear Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2009


A+ views. No snow.
Posted May 22, 2009 6:29 pm

ericdGood xtraining  Sucess!


This 4 mile trail with roughly 3oooft elev gain is very accessible gym substitute for the day.
Posted May 10, 2009 1:51 am

Merlin736The Gold Standard


For anyone living in Seattle, Mt. Si is a close, beautiful hike, and effective for training too. Have gone both light and heavy, in winter and summer. First time remember tons of snow and the Gray Jays on top. My second time, I topped the haystack in poor weather. From the top, a seasoned mountaineer pointed out the different peaks of the Eastern Front of the Olympics, singling out The Brothers, and my future became clear. Notably, saw a family of short-tailed weasels running among the summit rocks in the summer.
Posted Mar 6, 2009 10:14 pm

farrisglOne of my faviorite local Seattle Area dayhikes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 1990


Hiked this nice peak on several occasions while living in the Seattle area in the late 1980s to early 1990's
Posted Mar 4, 2009 12:59 am

sourstrawjust dandy...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2006


One of my first hikes in Washington - remarkably uncrowded ... had to hike out in the dark and rescue some people who didn't have any lights. It gets darker pretty early in the winter, people!!
Posted Jan 24, 2009 8:15 am

MjollnirFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2008


Fun scramble
Posted Dec 14, 2008 9:18 pm

Curtissimobeen there done that  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 1995


first time up the haystack. fun scramble not too hard. otherwise this is a pretty boring hike; good for winter conditioning.
Posted Dec 8, 2008 9:08 pm

Justin PucciMount Si  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2008

Justin Pucci

This is a great, if slightly long (probably due to the line that forms near the top) and monotonous climb with great views from the top. My wife and I have not tried the Haystack yet, but from what I hear, the views aren't worth the scramble. The first time we did Mount Si, there was snow and ice on the trail for the last mile with clear views at the top. The second time was regular old dirt from start to finish with clouds and not much of a view at all. This is a great training hike, but I'm not a huge fan of the number of people on the trail. There tends to be a larger-than-normal number of rude hikers, too.
Posted Sep 29, 2008 7:45 pm

cp0915Standard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008


Busy, crowded hike up to the plateau area. Everyone, it seems, stays there, while few continue to the true summit. Reaching the base of the Haystack, DB and I headed straight up the steepish (class 4-5) terrain left of the standard scrambling route. Good exposure and a nice summit.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 7:27 pm

highlandvillagerFun scramble and awesome view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2008


We got a late start and debated ascending the haystack, but did it anyway knowing we would be hiking back in the dark. Despite some haze, we could see Seattle, Bellevue, Snoqualmie Valley, Mount Rainier, and many other mountains. Our cell phones made surprisingly good flashlights over the last half mile of trail in the dark.
Posted Jul 30, 2008 2:48 am

rasgoatmy first Washington summit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008


Yeah! this is a cool little mountain. The hike up through the forest was wonderful with a few tremendous old growth trees around. I loved the Haystack Scramble! There were only marginal views because of clouds. Shooting for Glacier peak tomorrow!
Posted Jul 9, 2008 1:49 pm

WeatherManSolid hike with 1/2 of SEA  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008


Caught a nice weather window, amidts one of the crappiest winter/spring's ever. Loved the Haystack scramble (sounds like a item on a Denny's menu, mmmm), and will likely be back to do this a few more times before the snow finally melts out from the more interesting summits.
Posted Jun 17, 2008 7:44 pm

sierragatorMt Si 6-8-08  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008


Picked the one decent weather day of the weekend to bag my first Washington peak with Nordic Lass. Very well traveled trail through heavily forested terrain. The haystack at the top was the highlight with some scrambling to reach the summit. The views would have been awesome had we not been socked in with fog and clouds. We summited in two hours. Like others have said, good training hike.
Looking forward to more Pacific Northwest hikes.
Posted Jun 10, 2008 7:49 pm

BKWFirst date  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2004


This was my first date with my now-wife. I hope I got the date right!
Posted Apr 4, 2008 6:55 pm

CascadeJessWorth the workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2008


I just hiked it yesterday and it was hard for me once we got past the 3rd mile marker because after the extremely steep part, the incline keeps going. I'm not use to that kind of steady incline, so it was rather difficult for me but I kept going. Totally worth it when we got to the top. Everybody seems to be complaining that there were too many people on this one. We did it on a weekday and we only passed maybe 10 people at the most, as well as a small field trip group of kids. Other than that, it was quiet. Despite the occasional cloud cover, the view was nice and I had a couple of gray jays eat out of my hand. The incline up makes it a lot easier to go down and it takes half the time to get down as it does to get up. Some snow cover up and mud and slush on the way down as it melted. The only irritating part was the constant slush and water drops falling from the trees. It often felt like somebody was hitting me with snowballs. My hair was soaked by the time we were less than halfway up to the top. Didn't do the haystack, I don't have enough experience with rock scrambling and I was too tired.
Posted Apr 2, 2008 5:05 pm

tleafHmmm  Sucess!


Hmmm. This is it? Gotta do it in winter.
Posted Mar 11, 2008 5:46 pm

littlefrantzyahoo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 1994


Posted Mar 8, 2008 11:24 pm

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