Ascent to Mount Si-Base of Haystack on 2013-01-23
|Others in Party:||Steffy|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 23, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Mount Si - Base of Haystack|
| Elevation:||3960 ft / 1207 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||220 ft / 67 m (25% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportHiked up with Steffy for her first time. We started early so we could be off the mountain before the rain that was forecast after 11 am. Clear views from the summit to Kaleetan Peak, Mount Lindsay, and to Seattle, but Tahoma and the Olympics were obscured by clouds. I chose not to make the final scramble as we could see rain clouds fast approaching from the west.
Snow began to fall as we left the top, rain was off and on under 3500 feet. Snow on the trail after 3 miles, steady after 3.5.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||660 ft / 202 m|
| Distance:||7.8 mi / 12.6 km|
| Route:||New Trail|
| Trailhead:||Trailhead 3300 ft / 1005 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cold, Windy, Overcast|
| Time Up:||3 Hours |
| Time Down:||1 Hours 20 Minutes|
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