Mount Si Never Sleeps

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We hiked Mount Si on Sunday. It was pretty nice conditions up to the last mile, where packed snow and ice on the rocks made for slow going — even more so coming down. It got dark as we started down, but there were a few oddballs headed up, including some guys leaving the parking lot in darkness, headed for the top.

That’s I-90 in the valley 3000 feet below, at the elevation where you start up the trail. This view is to the east, looking toward Snoqualmie Pass.

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  1. Going up wasn’t so bad, but coming down was murder on the quads and knees. I’ve been hobbling around pathetically for the last few days, going downstairs sideways…. I think I need one of those banister chair lifts.

  2. […] Added later … on the way back through the mountains, traffic was stopped outside Cle Elum due to a bad wreck. An SUV had rolled, and there were two people on stretchers waiting for an ambulance. On a more cheerful note, to the right is a shot of pink blossoms on a tree in North Bend an hour later, with Mount Si in the background.   […]

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