Trip Report - Little Si - March 19, 2014
The evening of Wednesday, March 19th, marked the first of the weekly Wednesday night hikes. I picked and old, gentle, favorite to get us started - Little Si.
Our group was rather large, amounting to 10 folks from ESAR, 4x4, and Ski Patrol. It was great to see some of the old, regular faces and to see some new blood in the mix.
Mother nature decided that this was the day that she was going to dump on us. I woke up to pouring rain in North Bend. Mentally prepared for the worst, I was happy to find an absence of rain that afternoon. By the time we started hiking, Her plans had changed and we were in for a wet, hail-filled journey.
The trail is in good condition with minimal blow down, washouts, or other obstacles. Nobody was climbing on any of the walls, go figure. We made it to the top without surprise or incident to find a socked in view of fog. We snapped a few, quick, pictures and then made our way down the trail.
As usual, the Little Si trail bested me descending down to the rock wall past the bench (the actual bench, not a terrain-feature bench). The terrain constantly slopes to the right and the trail is quite faint, especially at night when the only relief from hail is pouring rain. By the fifth time that I led folks astray, I was removed from the front :)
We made it down safe, wet, and hungry.
My GPS decided to stop tracking halfway through, so no stats this time.
Thanks for the details. Wish I could have been there but enjoyed the overview! :)
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