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PostThu Mar 04, 2021 11:10 am 
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kevperro wrote:
The hardest thing about climbing Si is finding a parking spot.

Only for weekend warriors.    People using Si/Mailbox as a conditioner usually go before and/or after work on weekdays.
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PostThu Mar 04, 2021 12:33 pm 
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Hardest part of So for me is always locating museums on The Angry Hiker's map.   agree.gif

http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7975300

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PostFri Mar 05, 2021 1:53 pm 
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Randito wrote:
kevperro wrote:
The hardest thing about climbing Si is finding a parking spot.

Only for weekend warriors.    People using Si/Mailbox as a conditioner usually go before and/or after work on weekdays.

Do they ever lock the gates at night?
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PostFri Mar 05, 2021 5:38 pm 
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babylero wrote:
Do they ever lock the gates at night?

Yes. I've been locked in. But in a kindler, gentler time when they would leave a note with info about how to let yourself out. I don't suspect that would be the case now.

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PostFri Mar 05, 2021 5:57 pm 
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The Teneriffe gate was still locked closed at 712am this past Wednesday morning. Si and Little Si gates were open. Sign says the gate is open now from 700am to 400pm.
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PostFri Mar 05, 2021 8:00 pm 
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The Teneriffe gate was still locked closed at 712am this past Wednesday morning. Si and Little Si gates were open. Sign says the gate is open now from 700am to 400pm.

Ok, this is a question from an "outsider": why the locked gates? It's not like the mountain has to have employees in order to be open for business like WalMart. This sounds...well, nevermind.... crazy.gif

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PostFri Mar 05, 2021 8:34 pm 
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They lock it at night to keep folks from camping up there and keggers.

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PostFri Mar 05, 2021 10:49 pm 
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A few years ago some of the trees escaped and went on a rampage.  Trees are nocturnal so they only have to lock the gate at night.
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PostSat Mar 06, 2021 11:45 am 
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The original Little Si and Teneriffe lots had no gates, no red tape, and no permits required.

It was nice to be able to do those hikes in the evening without risking a major hassle with authorities at the end.

Building lots out of site from the main road (Mailbox) seems dumb to me. So does locking gates for lots on/near main roads. I wonder how much money gets spent every year paying people to drive around and lock/unlock them nearly every day.

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PostSat Mar 06, 2021 12:49 pm 
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Cyclopath wrote:
Hardest part of So for me is always locating museums on The Angry Hiker's map.   agree.gif

http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7975300

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PostSat Mar 06, 2021 6:42 pm 
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Why do they lock the gates? I've heard it's to reduce vandalism and misuse of the parking areas. This is why we can't have nice things :-)

02/16/2021 Pallets and a one-sided igloo with remnants of a fire in it. When we came down from Mailbox this was all cleaned up.
02/16/2021 Pallets and a one-sided igloo with remnants of a fire in it. When we came down from Mailbox this was all cleaned up.
2017 Pallet burning debris at the Middle Fork trailhead (2 different fire "pits")
2017 Pallet burning debris at the Middle Fork trailhead (2 different fire "pits")

BTW, the recently published SEPA for East Snoqualmie Corridor Recreaction Plan - Phase II includes plans to pave the Mount Si trailhead.

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PostSat Mar 06, 2021 9:28 pm 
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puzzlr wrote:
Why do they lock the gates? I've heard it's to reduce vandalism and misuse of the parking areas. This is why we can't have nice things :-)

02/16/2021 Pallets and a one-sided igloo with remnants of a fire in it. When we came down from Mailbox this was all cleaned up.
02/16/2021 Pallets and a one-sided igloo with remnants of a fire in it. When we came down from Mailbox this was all cleaned up.
2017 Pallet burning debris at the Middle Fork trailhead (2 different fire "pits")
2017 Pallet burning debris at the Middle Fork trailhead (2 different fire "pits")

BTW, the recently published SEPA for East Snoqualmie Corridor Recreaction Plan - Phase II includes plans to pave the Mount Si trailhead.

I see....that IS sickening. Thanks, explanation well received.

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PostSat Mar 13, 2021 10:25 pm 
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Randito wrote:
kevperro wrote:
The hardest thing about climbing Si is finding a parking spot.

Only for weekend warriors.    People using Si/Mailbox as a conditioner usually go before and/or after work on weekdays.

Perhaps true in a different era. I live along Mt Si rd and ever since covid Mt Si is fully packed everyday even during the worst weather days. We've had a problem with people parking in our neighborhood for the trails even during a weekday. Hopefully not everyone is training for Rainier, gonna be another busy year!
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