Mount Washington Professional Review and Guide
"Like two great sentinels, Mount Si and Mount Washington stand guard over the North Bend entrance to the Cascades. Thanks to an excellent trail, Mount Si is a well-known hikers’ destination, with a massive parking area, a waiting line for the bathroom, and a steady parade of people heading to the summit. Mount Washington, with views that surpass those found on Mount Si, never has had a formal trail to the summit, so hikers will be rewarded with peace and solitude. Mount Washington stands at the end of a long line of clear-cut summits overlooking the Cedar River Watershed.
When hiking to the summit for the first time, either follow the directions step by step, or head out with a complete laissez faire attitude and just see where you end up. Whatever system you follow, take note of the twists and turns on the way up so that you can find your way back. Also, unless you have hours to devote to retracing your steps if you end up in the wrong place, do your exploring on the way up."