Mount Si Climber's Log

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mountainloverCO

mountainloverCO - Apr 17, 2016 7:13 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2016

Beautiful day  Sucess!

Hiked Mt. Si and the Haystack on an unseasonably warm, clear April day. Beautiful views all around, but certainly very crwded. The Haystack was a surprisingly fun, challenging scramble. I would never want to touch it if the rocks were wet.

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Mar 14, 2016 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2016

Training Day  Sucess!

Have used this as a training hike multiple times and it has become a default during winter months.

Today offered high winds and great views.

Hiked in a 30-pound pack, working up to 60 pounds. Today was just over 2 hours up, 1 hour 45 minutes down. Hoping to whittle that down to a 90-minute climb by June.

ryanwkelly

ryanwkelly - Dec 7, 2015 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2015

Very strong winds

Left the trail head at 8am and reached Haystack Basin at around 10:15am met by snow and high winds. Attempted to summit Haystack but was turned back due to wind and ice on the scramble (with crampons). Some rain and wind on the way down but the trail was in good shape. Made it back to the car around 1:00pm.

funkstuf

funkstuf - Jul 22, 2015 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2011

Great Views  Sucess!

Another great place to train for higher mountains. I did this a lot with my heavy pack while training for Aconcagua. Just a note. It can be substantially colder on top than down low in the late late Fall. It can also be icy and you might want some micro-spikes for the upper part. The haystack is a fun scramble, and I did it, but being a basic hiker it made me a bit uncomfortable coming down.

BooRadley

BooRadley - Jul 20, 2015 10:57 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2014

Haystack  Sucess!

Haystack is a fun scramble.

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Jan 23, 2015 3:46 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2012

Crowded summit  Sucess!

The break point before the Haystack was quite crowded, but we had the true summit all to ourselves

mcross

mcross - Nov 7, 2014 6:14 pm

Thunderstorm  Sucess!

Beautiful foggy scenery on the way up, crazy thunderstorm on the way down. Very enjoyable!

Walkoutnow

Walkoutnow - Jun 25, 2014 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2014

Mount Si  Sucess!

Cloudy up top with no view, but still a nice hike and workout.

cyffredinol

cyffredinol - Jun 14, 2014 1:51 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2014

A nice trail on a nice day  Sucess!

I was visiting my sister in Seattle and wanted a half day hike, so this fit the bill. I was expecting crazy crowds but since it wasn't a weekend, it wasn't too bad. Perfect weather and great views. Scrambling up Haystack was fun, coming back down not so much! A good day.

MattDurkee

MattDurkee - Jun 11, 2014 4:51 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2005

Hobbit Step  Sucess!

Drought year, no snow in early March. Nice sunny day. Took a group of scouts up the Haystack, they had fun with it. Named the last little pitch to the summit the "Hobbit Step" after one of them. Support Team Sushi hiking on the trail far below, but within radio contact.

jczog

jczog - May 14, 2014 2:43 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2014

Hot and Sunny  Sucess!

Relaxing jaunt to the summit and beyond. Made some four legged furry friends on the ridges to the northwest.

pschlais

pschlais - Apr 27, 2014 10:24 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2012

Si  Sucess!

Busy on a weekend as expected

avilajake

avilajake - Apr 15, 2014 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2014

Loved it  Sucess!

I really enjoyed the hike. We went up the old trail to avoid the mob of people going up and down and that was a good call. It was very foggy once we reached the summit so I saw nothing but cloud. I will have to do it again as I hear the view is amazing. I have seen the view from Rattlesnake mountain which is just across the valley.

ThorsChosen

ThorsChosen - Apr 13, 2014 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2014

Worm Flows route  Sucess!

There were around 200 people with permits for the mountain today. I parked at the marble mount sno park last night and there were about 40 vehicles there for the night. Started climbing at 0330 to beat the crowds and I think I was the first person to get to the true summit for the day. Beautiful weather with views as far as Mt Jefferson.

nartreb

nartreb - Dec 28, 2013 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2013

skipped the Haystack

Visibility about twenty feet, slushy conditions, and just not feeling great - had spent almost four hours hiking up the trail to the base of the haystack.
Did have fun hanging out with a swarm of grey jays who tried to steal my lunch, and one pika that was afraid of the jays.

locke456

locke456 - Oct 7, 2013 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2011

One Of My Favorite Dayhikes  Sucess!

Easily accessible off of the highway, Mount Si is an absolute blast of a hike, which suddenly turns into a challenging (but not TOO challenging) scramble at the Haystack. Highly recommended. Also, stop by Twede's in North Bend for cheap, delicious calories either before or after (or both!) and you've got yourself a perfect dayhike.

JordanH

JordanH - Sep 4, 2013 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2013

Mt. Si  Sucess!

Fun winter scramble up the Haystack.

tarsii

tarsii - Jul 9, 2013 1:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

...  Sucess!

I use this hike for training. I don't actually like it. Too popular.

CascadeCohen

CascadeCohen - Jun 23, 2013 12:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

Mount Si and Haystack  Sucess!

The hike to the Haystack is well maintained and easy for everyone to use. The hard part is the Haystack. For me going up all those rocks was not a big deal. I just new that it was going to be difficult to scramble down.

jczog

jczog - Jun 7, 2013 3:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2013

Perfect Weather  Sucess!

Made it to the top very quickly (pushed by a seriously in-shape friend) and enjoyed the amazing view on a beautiful, clear and sunny day. Spent an hour at the top of the haystack without seeing a single person. We were also lucky enough to spot and share some time with a good sized mountain goat :)

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