Key: 2008-06-08:    

Mt Si Training Series

Our training to get in Rainier climbing shape. We take weighted pack up Mt. Si.

Begin Date:

End Date:

2008-06-08: 8.56 mi

Total: 8.56 mi

Maximum Elevation*:
3890.08ft (1186.784m)

Minimum Elevation*:
426.4ft (130.721m)

Gallery for this adventure:
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* This is derived from GPS data and can have major discrepancies due to poor GPS reception.

Trip Report:

06/08/08: Well, not much to the trip report, just both of us heading up Mt. Si with weighted packs (Tracy 32lbs & Jason 43lbs) to train for Rainier. We got to the top in just over 2 hours, so not super bad for our first weighted pack try of the season. We will be trying this again next week.

06/13/08: Our second climb to the Top of Si. Jason upped his pack to 48lbs and Tracy upped hers to 38lbs. We actually made it to the top a little quicker this time so our training must be paying off. Sasha carried nothing as usual.

06/21/08: We have just completed our third trip to the top of Si. Again, both of us looked to up the weight of our packs even more. Jason took 56.5lbs and Tracy started with 48lbs but realized she was biting off a bit much and dropped 17lbs (making her pack weigh 31lbs, for those who are mathematically challenged) just before the 1.5 mile mark. Again Sasha carried nothing, and taunted us with her high energy most of the way up.

06/26/08: With Tracy leaving for Wyoming tomorrow we decided to get another climb under our belts. Unfortunately for Jason, he had to play flag football as part of a T-Mobile team function for a couple of hours immediately prior to the hike, which seemed to slow him down quite a bit. The pack weights for this climb were about 40lbs for Tracy and about 50lbs for Jason. It took about 2 hours and 16 minutes to reach the top.

07/05/08: A day after our nation's birthday, we decided to hit Si yet again. This time Jason carried his all time high of 58 pounds and Tracy went with a 38 pound pack. The going was tough at the begining but after a while we both seemed to speed up, reaching the top in 2 hours and 16 minutes. We are going to try to fit one more climb in before the 19th (The actual Rainier date), but that won't be until after the STP. Wish us luck.