Crowds weren't bad on the way up due to an early-enough start, insane on the way down, but, because it was sunny for the second day in a row after a stretch of positively evil weather, the masses of people were all in really good, friendly moods. Crowded but fun, and, oh, did I mention the sunny weather?!
1st to the summit on the 1st of the new year.
Ice pellets and cold wind.
The walk up wasent worth it for the short scramble ;)
Spent the night on top with Mark and family to view the fireworks.
My parents were living in North Bend, WA and I went to see them and my father took me up mt si. I never felt that rush of the mountains befor. I have been hooked ever sence.
climbed with my dad and brother
Ascended to the summit of Si via the Teneriffe fire road, essentially coming in from the northeast. I would not recommend this route to anyone- it's a tedious, worthless road slog. The only saving grace was the amazing view of the snow covered Haystack from the north- a view most folks never see.
Got an early start as the sun was coming up. Climbed with 35lbs of water bottles in my pack to condition my legs. Great view from the summit gave way to fog, wind, and clouds shortly after getting there.
Snow started about 1 mile from the haystack. too much ice on the haystack to go up, so the viewpoint had to do. Beautiful views and a fun hike.
Who in the Seattle are hasn't climbed this summit. Everyone and their brother has hiked this trail way too many times. I'm set with doing it just once.
I wasn't keeping track of dates of peaks climbed when i did this. But i do remember how cool it was. I had lived in seattle and was on vacation with a friend that had never been to the Northwest. We arrived at night from Idaho so they were pretty shocked by all the vegetation. Particularly how big the ferns get and how dizzying it can be looking straight up in the middle of all the trees...
Hiking Si in the winter is slightly more challenging, but it's still "Mt. Sighhh". Overcrowded and not overly-spectacular. Good for conditioning.
Fast hike up. Fast run down. Via little si.
Its a great training hike....but not as much of a climb. theres a lot of people up there all summer obviously.
A+ views. No snow.
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.
Hiked this nice peak on several occasions while living in the Seattle area in the late 1980s to early 1990's
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!!
first time up the haystack. fun scramble not too hard. otherwise this is a pretty boring hike; good for winter conditioning.