Day Hike - Little Si & Boulder Garden Loop


Day Hike - Little Si & Boulder Garden Loop

This is a photography oriented hike and the pace of the hike will be oriented around maximizing the photographic experience with long stops to photograph the fern valley beneath the cliffs of Little Si, flora fauna, and the vistas at the top. There will be an option to add the boulder garden loop.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

Main Little Si Parking Lot at 7AM.

This is a photography oriented hike that will explore the fern valley and shaded boulder fields beneath little Si along with the expansive vistas looking out to Big Si from the top.  We will concentrate on identifying good foreground anchors to   help frame the the expansive vistas at the top.  This is a good opportunity for beginners looking to expand the photographic skill set and more advanced photographers looking to bring into sharper focus their personal photographic vision.  This will be the precursor to a photographic hike to big Si in early June.


Little Si

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Recommend bringing a wide angle zoom, and mid range zoom along with a light weight tripod.  Please bring plenty of water, snacks and a lunch.


The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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