Mount Si Climber's Log

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lidijagrazulis - May 26, 2005 11:31 am

Route Climbed: Main trail Date Climbed: May 25, 2005

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!

Jeffrey Zickert

Jeffrey Zickert - May 3, 2005 11:19 am

Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: January 5, 2005  Sucess!

Make sure you start early during nice weather as you will encounter heavy traffic on both the way there and on the trail.


jdavies212 - Apr 24, 2005 11:32 pm

Route Climbed: Main trail from park at base Date Climbed: 1978-2001 (Approx. 10 times)  Sucess!

Often was my first "shape-up" hike of the coming spring-summer hiking season after sitting behind a desk all winter (I know, need to learn how to ice-climb). Was always lucky to get a clear day (miracle in Seattle), good company, and a spectacular view.

Dan Winter

Dan Winter - Mar 20, 2005 1:17 pm

Route Climbed: new trail, old trail, Teneriffe traverse Date Climbed: many  Sucess!

I have been up here probably 20 or so times. Mt. Si is like an old friend. I always come back at least once or twice a year for a hike up.

Corey Bigler

Corey Bigler - Jan 20, 2005 1:43 pm

Route Climbed: Main trail Date Climbed: April 2, 04  Sucess!

Close to home. Snow melts out early, so it's a great place to spring train.


sublimesalamander - Jun 18, 2004 7:55 pm

Route Climbed: Hay Stack Summit Gully Date Climbed: June 17, 2004  Sucess!

I've done this hike numerous times but this was the first time I did the Hay Stack. It's a relatively easy scramble but the views are defiantly worth the little extra time. I was up there for the sunset. Coming down via head lamp was a little weird. Very Blair Witchie.


seth - Apr 29, 2004 7:28 pm

Route Climbed: Main trail... Date Climbed: April 29, 2004  Sucess!

Started out this morning at 5:30 - made it up to the top of the haystack and back down by 9. Amazingly clear weather, got some good pics and a nice workout before work.


skook - Apr 12, 2004 9:34 pm

Route Climbed: The Standard Trail Date Climbed: Summer 2003  Sucess!

Great trail to use for getting in shape. Easy access.


dmuja - Mar 24, 2004 10:25 pm

Route Climbed: Standard and up the Haystack. Date Climbed: June 7, 2003  Sucess!

Great conditioning climb with some exposure at the top. This mountain deserve's better than it's reputaion and the chiche`s.

pjgthompson - Mar 13, 2004 6:08 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Si Trail Date Climbed: March 13, 2004  Sucess!

Started by 7:40am, not too many cars yet. Summited at 9:45am. Rough trip, first climb of the season. There seems to be some recent trail maintenance, good job. Summit was clear, but windy. Beautiful views of Rainier, Seattle and the Olympics. Did not climb the haystack, too windy. I did see a few brave individuals on top. Beautiful day but extremely crowded on the way down.


derbilly - Feb 25, 2004 1:41 pm

Route Climbed: regular trail Date Climbed: Summer 1996  Sucess!

A good workout.


flybigsky - Feb 10, 2004 6:09 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Many times  Sucess!

Climed this many times with my dad. Good "training" hike. Can get a little crowded. But it is a nice scramble and the view from the top is great. Great place to climb since it is close to the Seattle area.


jtostenr - Feb 3, 2004 1:33 am

Route Climbed: South Face Direct Date Climbed: most recently January 31st, 2004  Sucess!

Very busy trail, and it gets old after climbing it so many times. However, it is still a great workout and nice and close.


wildstar - Jan 3, 2004 6:13 pm

Route Climbed: Old Si Trail Date Climbed: August 1994  Sucess!

Summited after spending some time sport climbing.


vertx - Sep 28, 2003 9:21 pm

Route Climbed: Normal/Old Trail Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!

Very crowded the day I went. I guess that is normal though. Climbed the Haystack from the backside, but wish I had my ropes and gear with me for a face climb. I would love to go back and give it a try. I don't have any beta on that...if anyone does, it would be appreciated.


dp - Sep 15, 2003 4:45 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: summer 2001  Sucess!

Just noticed that this is in SP. Did this one as a trail run (well.... I didn't run the scramble to the top of the haystack!). Dodging the bees through the brush to get to the base of the Haystack was the only part that wasn't a blast. Love the view from the top!

sixsigmafool - Apr 20, 2003 10:15 pm

Route Climbed: The Old Trtail Date Climbed: April 19, 2003  Sucess!

Great variation on an excellent local mountain. My first time on this trail, and it provides a nice diversion from the standared trail. A little tougher, it seems, but nice nonetheless. Excellent shape the entire way. Not too many people, although the lower section to Little Si was getting busy by 11:30. 2 hours, 18 minutes to the Haystack bench, with a full pack. 4 hours and 15 minutes round trip with a generous break at the top. Highly recommended for a change of scenery.


jasonconnell - Dec 26, 2002 11:54 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: Many times 10/2002 last time  Sucess!

A great trainer that's only 20 minutes from my house.


RStokes - Dec 14, 2002 11:45 pm

Route Climbed: Old trail Date Climbed: Last: February, 2001  Sucess!

Nice elevation gain, close to Seattle and mile markers make for a great training mountain. Very popular trail (the standard trail), even in the winter months. The Old trail is much less crowded and doesn't have the markers.


Dean - Nov 28, 2002 7:07 am

Route Climbed: Old Si Trail Date Climbed: May 14 1966

Mt. Si was the first peak, or mountain I ever climbed here in the northwest. I was going to the U of W in Seattle when a couple friends suggested we do a hike. The hike turned out to be Mt Si and all was well until we decided to climb the Haystack. I remember the feeling of nervousness (there actually is some exposure near the top) as we made our way up the last 20 or 30 feet. At the top, with about 12 other people already there, it felt good, yes a good feeling to be on such a lofty perch. The view was awesome and I knew that I was going to love being in the northwest cause most all of the mountains are bigger. Truly a good conditioner and a fun hike with a touch of a climb at the end.

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