My. Umunhum

It was a perfect day…started off a little chilly, but warmed up in the sun.

Mt Tam

Beautiful hike with no fog or rain. Sunny day

Mt. Saint Helena

Wow! LOVED this hike.  Beautiful day with nice trails and few people.  My favorite of the 6 so far (finished 5)!  Be sure to come…

Mt. Ummmm Baby

Beautiful day for a hike! A bit chilly but moving made us warm! Didn’t see wildlife or flowers but most likely due to time of…

MtUmunhum

This was my second time to Mount Umunhum, this time a month earlier in the year and via the easy route; so I got to…

Six-Pack #3 – Mt. St. Helena

Beautiful day for a hike – nice temperatures and clear skies. And a great excuse to spend a little time exploring Napa Valley and sip…

#6 Rose Peak, Again

First hiked from Del Valle and this time from Sunol. Most of the this hike was on fire roads. Not technical. Park opened at 7:00…

Above the fog at Mt Tamalpais

Great hike – some rocky bits and some steep parts especially near the top. There are several stone staircases as part of Fern Creek Trail.

Rose Peak

Back in December I did this hike to support my friend Jenny, who was registered for the 2019 Challenge, in foul weather. Because of Jenny’s…

Rose Peak

We hiked in 3.2 miles to the Sunol backpackers camp on Thursday afternoon.  Up at 5:30 and on the trial at 6:30. Watch the sun…

Rose Peak in 1 1/2 Days

Hiking with Christine, Laurelyn, and Jenny Penny.  Spent the night before summiting at Eagle’s Eyrie backpacking camp at Sunol.  In from Sunol to Eagle’s Eyrie…

Umunhum

It was a bit warmer than I expected for the Bay Area. Definitely didn’t need my jacket. The trail was surprisingly busy for a Thursday…

Mount Saint Helena for #5

First mile of trail is wooded with a little bit of rock scrambling. The rest of the trail is wide open fire road with a…

The “Right” Way Up Helena

Not our favorite hike but has potential for great views on a clear day and the drive through Napa wine country was beautifully rustic. Best…

#1

It was nice out. the end

#6 Rose Peak

This was a beautiful, long hike. We accidentally parked 1-1/2 miles away from the start so, added millage. Del Valle didn’t open until 7:00 AM.…

The one that was easy

It’s a nice, well-maintained trail with gradual incline. It was windy this morning so bring a jacket of some kind. The summit doesn’t look that…

Mount Umunhum

Beautiful weather. Not too crowded on the trail but the parking lots fill up fast at the trailhead. We made it up and back in…

The Last Rose

‘Tis the last peak of 6PoP Left unscaled alone; All her majestic allies Are now better known. First traversed was Diablo, Then Mount Um and…

Mt. St. Helena

Started at Stevenson Memorial Trail at 9 a.m. few switchbacks to start with.  Mostly fire road with great views of wine country.  Shared the trail…

MTUmunhum

Perfect temp!  Great trail.

My Ummm n Hummm

Hiked this one with my husband. It was a really our fourth hike of 2020, (we did Mission peak sometime in Jan, snowshoeing twice –…

Beautiful day hiking Mt Sizer

Beautiful warm day hiking to Mt. Sizer. The Hobbs Road “shortcut” didn’t disappoint – what a workout! Don’t normally use hiking poles but glad I…

My 1st Peak Challenge, Mt. Sizer

The weather was perfect, blue skies & you can view mountain ranges at 360 degrees. We were a group of 8 active adults & most…

Mt.St.Helena

Good condition, beautiful weather and good company.🙏🏼

Hike #5 Mount Sizer Again

Beautiful hike along the Blue Ridge. No peak with 360 degree views, still beautiful. Perfect weather, clear, no rain, no wind, sunny with a few…

Parking Pains at Um

Arrived at 9:30am on a Sunday and got the LAST spot.  Whew!  Great day with friends!  Love this hike.  Mostly shady, nice steady climb up,…

Mt Sizer

Started at Henry Coe HQ, hiked counter clockwise, spent the night at Madrone Springs (lots of ladybugs!). Next day took Mile Trail to Poverty Flat,…

Top of Mount Saint Helena

Beautiful weather and cool temps—perfect for a mostly exposed hike like this. High winds could be a problem on this hike but on this day…

Seizing Sizer

This one requires a lace-em-up, suck-it-up and keep moving attitude.  The climb out of Coyote Creek is no joke but reaching the top provides worthy…

Mount Tam

Started our day at 8:30 a.m. Stinson Beach on Dipsea Trail. Hiked up to Pantol to West Peak  up Old Stage Road to East Peak.…

Mount Tamalpais

Trail good condition, beautiful weather and good company.🙏🏼

Mt Umunhum- Uhum… Appetizer

Great Choice for an Appetizer! Hiked with my Sister Love in a nice cool weather. Shaded brisk walking with 0.5 mile indicators to keep tabs…

Above the clouds on Mt Saint Helena

We hiked during a warm spell in February.  The temperatures were in the 60’s.  There was a little bit of wind on the peak.  The…

#5 Mount Sizer

Carried 72 oz. of water. Temp high of 69 degrees. Needed more water. Very pretty hike. Mount Sizer: a peak, that’s not a  peak. No…

Mount Umunhum

We parked at Bald Mountain parking lot. We took the Mount Umunhum trail to the summit. A total of 7.4 miles. Weather was sunny but…

Mt. Umunhum

Great day, not a cloud in the sky but on the windy side. The trail was in good condition but the last part at the…

Sea to Summit

Blustery day on the mountain but it made for clear skies and amazing views of the bay area

Stinson to Mt Tam Peak

Clear but windy conditions for an awe inspiring journey from ocean to bird’s eye view of the entire Bay Area.

Hum up Um

This was my first time to a Beautiful Hike up Mt Umunhum. Perfect weather. Gradual elevation. Lots of shade.

Sizing up Sizer

Nice weather, temperature in the 50s.  Could see the snow capped Sierras to the East.   Definitely some crazy steep trail sections, one ~1 mile…

Mount Saint Helena fun

Great February weather! Nice hike. Easier to follow the trail than indicated on several sites. Good views from the top. Could see the geothermal plant…

Mt. Diablo

windless day but hazy view at the peak. Took the path from Mitchell Canyon Road – coulter pine – eagle peak – bald ridge- north…

Mt. Umunhum

This was an out and back hike with 16 Miles and around 3k elevation gain.

Mount Umunhum

Nice little day hike to start the challenge. Started at 10:30am beautiful sunny day with literally 1 cloud in the sky. Was really windy but…

Brazen on Um

Organized two groups of friends from several local running and racing clubs to meet up for this hike.  Our group of 7 started from the…

Birthday Hike – Mt. St. Helena

Nice way to spend my birthday.  Only saw one person on the way up and only five people on the way down.  Great solo hike.

#4 Mount Diablo

First time starting a hike from the Mitchell Canyon staging area. Used AllTrails: Mitchell Creek to Diablo Summit. Again, perfect weather, no wind, 60 degree…

Must read the map next time

Great day to hike but we started out on the wrong trail (Woods Trail) and by the time we determined we were off course, had…

Aptly Named Mt. Diablo

I definitely rode the struggle bus on this one. The incline was difficult to me while others were whizzing past without a problem. It was…

Such an accomplishment, YES!

Best test of endurance, to date! Started around 10 and didn’t get back till dark. Quite the climb, like nothing we’ve done before but still…

Bonus climbing a la Rose Peak

Wow, this was tough! Hiking on very steep ranch roads for the most part, mostly in the sun.  Although it felt great to actually stand…

Tam, sans Karl

At the start of a new month, the trails from Stinson Beach to East Peak were bursting with energy of hikers, runners, and mountain bikers.…

Mt Tam Travails!

I’m convinced this will be the most beautiful of the Nor Cal 6-Pack of Peaks–lush green mosses, redwood trees, waterfalls–even a ladder to climb. We…

Seizing the Sizer Moment

Starting 2020 with a strong finish of the Six Pack of Peak Challenge in January. A great year of setting and breaking PR records. Thank…

Mount Tam

Beautiful hike today. Very crowded Matt Davis Trail,

Mt. Umunhum, backwards!

Parking lots were full at both trailheads, so I parked at the summit, hiked down to the trailhead, and hiked back up to the summit.…

Last peak!

Warm sunny day. Beautiful hike with some hazy views of the city

Up Umunhum, pre-birthday climb

My son turned 35 on the 31st, and my (considerably older) birthday was the following day. Weather conditions were about perfect, clear, cool but not…

Sunny on Umunhum

Lovely short and fast hike up the hill. Great weather and views. Did this with a new friend, and it was so great to chat…

#3 Mount Tamalpais

Used AllTrails: Stinson Beach to Mount Tamalpais via Matt Davis and Steep Ravin. 17 miles, +/-  3,717 ft elevation. Another perfect day. Lots of water…

Devil of a climb

Strenuous climb through the mist to a beautiful view at the summit.

Foggy day on the mountain

Have ridden my bike to the summit but this was a first on foot – not sure which is harder! Experienced all sorts of weather…

Sand and Fog

In my happy place. Started from Stinson Beach to the Summit with the first half of the trails to myself. I love this weather, rolling…

Sauntering to the summit

Beautiful day, started in the rain and then hiking through the clouds.  Nice trail, definitely glad we read some things before we left and went…

Mt. Diablo

There was fog on the summit, we Started from Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center and did the summit via Eagle Peak.

Hail Helena

The Stevenson Memorial Trail, still damp from abundant rainfall, was marked by brilliant shades of green–even tree trunks wore a furry green coat. Gnarly roots…

Sunny in Sunol

Warm, sunny day. Especially compared to hiking in the snow at Sizer last week! This was a tough one!!!

Umm..un…hmmmm

The weather was nearly perfect for this hike coming in at 60° or so.   It was a sunny morning and we appreciated the shade…

Mother/Daughter Duo

A great day to finally get out on the trail with my 24 year old. And she agreed, this is a tough hike, We choose…

The Mysterious Saint

Misty with dense fog. Still lots of remnants from the fire a couple years ago but also lots of growth coming back with much green…

Warm Rose Peak Hike in January

Pretty Hike with lovely friend. Lots of baby cows on the trails. Warm day. Passed 12 other hikers along the way to the peak.

Cubed it!! Mount Umunhum

Today’s weather was perfect along with the  trail conditions. Climbing Mount Umunhum  can be a little intimidating at first glance, especially when you can see…

Mt St Helena

I left home very early in the morning because I had read that the parking lot filled up fast. I got to Napa in time…

#2 Mt. Saint Helena

We luck into another perfect day. There were tiny patches of snow, in the shady areas. No wind. You could see where the Napa fires…

Mt. St. Helena, the hard way

Hiked from Calistoga for a total of 20 miles and 5.6 kft of elevation gain. (Dropped car at the Hwy 29 trailhead since I didn’t…

Up to Umunhum

Mostly overcast, temperature in the 50s, nice day for a 16.8 mile hike, windy and chilly at the summit    https://strava.app.link/P6UiJybOr3

Up to Umunhum

Mostly overcast, temperature in the 50s, nice day for a 16.8 mile hike, windy and chilly at the summit    https://strava.app.link/P6UiJybOr3

Mount Umunhum

Awesome way to get started on our first hike of the season!

Snowy Umunhum

Cold but sunny. Patches of snow and ice along the way, with full coverage on top! Had to start from Hicks due to road closure.…

Winter Wonderland Mt Diablo

First snow was at 2800 ft today. Road to summit was closed to the public so the Visitors Center at the top was NOT crowded…

Snow on Sizer!

Wow this was a challenge! Slippery snow conditions on the downhill. Quite a few downed trees on the trail. Freezing water to walk through. That…

Sizer in White

Recent snowfall tranformed Coe Park into a winter wonderland. Down Monument Trail, birdsong and forest murmurs accompanied my rhythmic crunching of snow and ice. Footprints…

Snowy hike to the ugly building

Mount Umunhum hike is lovely moderate hike. Parking is a challenge! Get there early or prepare to wait until folks free up spaces. We did…

Snowy Mt Homynym

Fun hike with my guy. Sunny with snow! Trail was easy to follow. A few branches down due to the weight of the snow but…

Sizer in winter wonderland

Beautiful yet challenging hike in the snow and ice. Lots of trees  down. Amazing experience. Glad Peak #4 is over!

Mt. Umunhum

Hiked with a friend. We had a great time. Lots of fungi. The weather was perfect. The next day, the roads in the park were…

Mount Tam

I completed this hike with the US Hiking Bay Area Chapter – the trail was a bit muddy , the weather a bit chilly. Overall,…

Mount Umunhum (1 of 6)

HIKE 1 of 6 is complete! Cousins Natalie and Eric joined me as we summited our first peak of the decade. Here are some stats…

Foggy trek to Mt Diablo

One of the steeper official trails I’ve ever hiked, especially over the first 2 miles. A bit of mud near the visitors center. As you…

Mt. Tam!

My husband and I hit the trail before 8am, and it was such a beautiful morning! Cool and crisp with a gorgeous sunrise.  The trail…

Mount Umunhum

The hike was great and the trail was in a good condition, at patches a little muddy. The weather was partly cloudy with cold wind…