Still Snowing on Si

Mt Si Snow Storm
Zeusdaddy photo used with permission, please respect all copyrights

Special Thanks to Guest Trip Reporter Yukon:

So far this year, the TNAB weather has been poor, fair, crappy, ugh, “oh no” plus a bunch of the 7 words you can’t say on the radio. This hike wasn’t any different! Lots of folks on the trail early, plus a bunch of speedsters starting later who’d end up blazing past the others up the Old Trail. Heavy clouds and rain drizzling down from the sky didn’t provide much motivation to stop and take pictures so it was just a steady grind up the Old Trail.

The OT has been holding up fairly well thru this wet Spring with just a few large mud puddles to dodge down lower in the flatter sections. And not very slick on the ascent until the ground turned icy from the packed snow. Light snow began to fall just before the intersection with the New Trail. No real new accumuluation; more annoying than anything else as we are all ready to enjoy the warm temps of Summer.

Just managed to grab everyone together at the bench beneath the Haystack for a quick summit shot before the group split up for the descent. A few minutes down from the summit, we passed a TNAB newbie sorting gear along the trail. (He pushed on to the summit and eventually rejoined us down at the parking lot.) No wildlife sightings; just plenty of dogs and laughter to keep us occupied on the steep descent. Snow changed to a steady rain as we dropped elevation and the temperature stayed in the high 30′s all the way back down to the trailhead. And then off to the PourHouse for “refreshments”!!

Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Mt Si (Old Trail) Info

One Response to “Still Snowing on Si”

  1. ewb says on :

    Conditions update and a treat from my PreNAB this morning:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ewbi/5641229226/
    Have fun!