This is an excellent conditioning hike and a great way to close 2013 and embrace 2014.
Mount Teneriffe is a a strenuous and difficult hike with the last two miles straight taking a beeline up the ridge to the summit- A stair climb. We hiked it earlier this month when the temperature was barely above 0. The waterfall was completely frozen and people were walking on it. Your quads and lungs will love you:)
You must be in excellent shape to do this hike
Meetup Members At the Summit Earlier this Month:
We will not stop at the falls for more than five minutes or so, and will continue on to the summit. The forecast is looking good with mostly cloudy sky and wind at 2 mph. Hopefully we'll get sun breaks and some views to the surrounding peaks. When it's sunny, Teneriffe has some of the best and most beautiful views in the I90 mountains.
Link to short video courtesy of Timber:
What you will need:
10 essentials plus any personal items, hiking poles, warm clothes, hiking boots, food and snacks, 2-3 liters water, snowshoes (in case we need them), traction devices, gaiters, etc.
Panoramic shot from the trip earlier this month:
Directions to Trail Head: (P&R carpooling group will be at T.H. by 8:30)
The trailhead is located a mile past the Mount Si trailhead. Take I-90 to exit 32, head north, then left on North Bend Way. In less than half a mile you'll see the turnoff for Mount Si Road on the right. Follow the road for about 3 miles, you'll see the school bus turnaround on your left around 480th Ave SE. Park your car and head up the logging road.
Discover Pass required at the Trail Head
Total Ascent: 3800ft, Highest Point: 4788ft, Distance: 8 miles
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