Mount Si Main Trail


Day Hike - Mount Si Main Trail

Conditioning hike for Seattle Alpine Scrambling Course Students up Mt. Si

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft

Will meet at 9:30 AM at new Mt. Si Trailhead.  I will be leaving from Seattle and can carpool if needed from the 65th St. P&R.

This hike is primarily intended for Seattle Alpine Scramble course students, Glacier Travel course students and any instructors wanting some winter conditioning.  Roster will be opened to other members on March 4th.

Break in your new mountaineering boots and check out your gear!  A moderate to fast paced hike up Mt. Si and back down.  We won't try to set any records and don't feel  you have to bring or carry any specific amount of gear or weight, but we'll get up, get down and get some cherry pie at Twede's after (or whatever the group convinces me we should do).

Due to snow and potential ice at the top, Micro Spikes will be required on this hike.  I'd recommend you bring your normal  hiking gear (or more if you want to).  We can talk about what gear may be useful on a scramble, etc.


Mount Si Main Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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
  11. Micro Spikes
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