Mount Si Old Trail

Trip

Day Hike - Mount Si Old Trail

EARLY SEASON CONDITIONING HIKE. We'll take this 7 mile, 3300 ft elevation gain out-and-back hike at a steady pace for good exercise. May be icy at the top so microspikes will be required and poles strongly recommended.

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  • Sat, Dec 19, 2015
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft

Tentative:  Meet at 8:30AM at Issaquah Transit Center.  From there we'll consolidate into carpools to travel to the Little Si trailhead parking lot where this hike starts and ends.

Driving directions to the trailhead from ITC:   https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Issaquah+Transit+Center,+17th+Avenue+Northwest,+Issaquah,+WA/47.4408,-121.6253/@47.4995654,-121.9842828,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x54906f739ac674c3:0x5ce97c1278416ed7!2m2!1d-122.0621385!2d47.54166!1m1!4e1?hl=en 

 This is a conditioning hike so participants should be in good condition to hike on a fairly steep grade at a steady moderate pace (1.5 mph up, 2-2.5 mph down) with few rest stops.  Please do not sign up for this hike if you haven't hiked at this pace on a strenuous route comfortably in the recent past.

Follow the weather forecast at  http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-121.72900378512439&lat=47.51229368497033#.VnGDqP_SnIU.   It looks like we will have snow showers mixed with rain showers, so good raingear, non-cotton layers, warm hat and gloves, and sturdy waterproof footwear with thick grippy soles are a must.  This trail can be icy and slippery at the top so microspikes are required.  Trekking poles are a very good idea as some parts can be slippery.  We may have to turn around if conditions get too treacherous toward the top.

Route/Place

Mount Si Old Trail


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Map:  Green Trails Index #142.

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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