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Mount Si

Jan 03, 2013

by Stan last modified Jan 04, 2013 04:16 PM
Type of Outing
Day hike
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Hike: Mount Si
Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- North Bend Area
Agency: Department of Natural Resources, South Puget Sound Region
Avg Rating: 3.97
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Blowdowns
Snow on trail
Back side of haystack, that ascent will wait for summer.
It's always nice when a storm is 'late' and it turns out being a sunny day up on the hill, just hit this hiking window right. Starting out at 10 AM it was 36 degrees at the trailhead and slightly windy. Higher up it remained below freezing but the wind died down. There is one blowdown to step over near the top but otherwise no obstacles. Recent traffic packed the trail surface and freeze/thaw cycles make it very slick in spots. Lots of folks in running or casual shoes turned back at about the 2.5 mile mark. Bring some kind of spikes and poles for best results, always a good idea from now to mid-April. Higher up the pack was cold enough to be 'crunchy'. The top has some snow but not deep. The storm after this hike last night certainly dropped some fresh so conditions are different now.
Typical trail above about the 2 mile point this time of year
Rainier and Rattlesnake lake
Windy on Rainier today
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Jan 4th - parking lot closed

Posted by davem at Jan 04, 2013 04:16 PM
The main Mt. Si parking lot is closed to support the search efforts to find the missing skydiver. Check www.dnr.wa.gov for news that the parking lot has been reopened.

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