Mount Si via Black Canyon

"The only reason to venture into the gullies on the west and north sides of Mount Si is to rescue those foolish enough to go there." - D. Riehl, Pack & Paddle, Dec 1991.

  • Date:
    2013/10/29 to 2013/10/29
    Car-to-car:
    6 hours 23 minutes
    Trip type:
    scramble
    USGS quad:
    Mount Si
    In:
    Middle Fork Snoqualmie Drainage
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  • Leaving the Little Si Trail.
    Leaving the Little Si Trail.
  • Our first glimpse at the canyon mouth.
    Our first glimpse at the canyon mouth.
  • In Black Canyon.
    In Black Canyon.
  • Someone left a rope here.  An obstruction in the canyon must have collapsed since the previous travelers placed the rope, because the rope was right next to an obvious class 2 route.
    Someone left a rope here. An obstruction in the canyon must have collapsed since the previous travelers placed the rope, because the rope was right next to an obvious class 2 route.
  • Whitebark Pine, a little unusual in the area.
    Whitebark Pine, a little unusual in the area.
  • North Bend
    North Bend
  • Approaching the end of the canyon.
    Approaching the end of the canyon.
  • The end of Black Canyon.
    The end of Black Canyon.
  • The forest at the col at top of the canyon, between point 3,675 and Si's summit.
    The forest at the col at top of the canyon, between point 3,675 and Si's summit.
  • Abandoned gear.
    Abandoned gear.
  • Looking down on North Bend and Black Canyon.
    Looking down on North Bend and Black Canyon.
  • Rattlesnake Mountain.
    Rattlesnake Mountain.
  • The summit of Mount Si in the background.
    The summit of Mount Si in the background.
  • Mount Teneriffe
    Mount Teneriffe
  • Rattlesnake Mountain from the summit of Mount Si.
    Rattlesnake Mountain from the summit of Mount Si.
  • We got buzzed by this tiny airplane.
    We got buzzed by this tiny airplane.
  • Descending the haystack.
    Descending the haystack.
  • Hiking down via the Old Si Trail.
    Hiking down via the Old Si Trail.

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