Kelly Borkhiking

Mt Si, WA

Kelly Borkhiking
Mt Si, WA

Took a long rainy hike up Mt. Si today. We got turned around by snow and ice before we got to the very top, but still managed to hike 252 floors according to my phone.. woof!

We foolishly thought we wouldn't need microspikes (it's spring right?!) and were shocked to find the last section of the hike was still super icy. The rain turned into snow as we neared the top, which was a nice change from rain, but made hiking in a totally soaked baselayer reallllly cold.

Despite the hike down being a semi-miserable slog, it was nice to get out in the nature. The greenery was super green, with lots of moss and tiny ferns near the bottom of the hike, and Si is always less crowded when it's cold and rainy. Weirdly, not that many people want to hike 3,000 ft of gain when there's no views :)