I started at 4:30 in the morning so by the time I reached the top the sun was just starting to come up. It was an awsome view. I felt like I was on a little island because all around we was fog as far as I could see.
Day started off alright, but kept getting cloudier and more ominous. We got to the top just as the rain started up, took the obligatory picture, and started running! (Rain finally stopped about when we got to Snag Flat, but by then we were soaked to the bone.)
Also climbed on July 17, 2004.
This is a great quick hike during the week if you want to avoid the weekend lemming outings! Avoid this hike during the busy weekends unless you enjoy following the boots of the person in front of you.
Good hike 8-10" of snow on top in places.
This was the second time I climbed Si. It was still a fun hike. I climbed it with the guy bellow me, Kyle. We tried to climb teneriffe but it was too snowy. We definetely needed crampons or snow shoes. It was a fun hike none the less.
We had initially hoped to climb both Teneriffe and Si, but the amount of snow above 3000 ft. on the Teneriffe Road made Si the only summit of the day. Very minimal snowpack on Si, scramble is about 95% snowfree. The temps at the top with windchill I'd estimate at about 30F, pretty cold considering it was about 55F at the trailhead elevation at the time.
Okay, so this isn't much of a mountain, right? But you have to admit that standing on the summit and looking West at downtown Seattle is a nice reminder of why you live in the NW.
Most of the climbers went up Haystack.
However,a few of us jokers went went
half way up it.
All of you hikers don't forget your cameras.
Ten degrees below freezing starting out in the morning. Lots of ice on the trail. I fell once. Not as many people as during the summer.
Nice day hike on a rare day off... views were incredible from the summit, reaching all the way to (I think) the Willapa Hills in Southwestern Washington. Scramble was nice, though coming down can be a bit tricky.
Two of my friends and I hit the trail about 8 and made the summit plateau by 10 or 10:15. We enjoyed the views of Rainier, the entire Olympic Range and the Seattle skyline. Then we decided to do the summit scramble which is listed as a class 3, but is very simple and enjoyable. From the top we had excellent views of Mount Baker and we also believe that we saw Garibaldi in B.C. as well as The Willapa hills on the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately. Teneriffe Mountain blocked Glacier Peak and Mount Stuart which would ahve been very visable.
I decided to wrap up summer break with an easy climb of Mount Si today. I felt strong and kept a quick pace, reaching Snag Flats after a half hour and the summit area in 1 hour 10 minutes. I had the Haystack all to myself for 40 minutes, but clouds concealed most of the views. Passed several dozen UW students on the way down.
Had a nice hike today. As usual, went straight to the top of the haystack once I reached the plateau. Very nice day - could see pretty far at times. Was a little chilly at the top of the haystack - but not very windy.
Got a late start due to excessive barley consumption. Nice hike to clear out the cobwebs. The Haystack is lots of fun and the views were nice. Windy and chilly at the summit.
We started early and got to the top around 11:00. After a quick drink we headed for the haystack. We scrambled up that and got a more extensive view to the North and Mount Baker. It is well worth the extra scramble.
Nich and Ryan and I got a late start so we camped half way up and finished in the morning. The Haystack was fun. Great weather and view but very crowded.
Steep hike, snow-free summit.
Decided not to do the haystack this time.
First time up this trail and made it to the top in just over 2 hours! The views of Rainier were stunning, especially as the evening alpenglow turned the mountain pink. Chose not to do the haystack scramble this time. Fantastic hike for a warm spring night!
Make sure you start early during nice weather as you will encounter heavy traffic on both the way there and on the trail.