Mt. Umunhum- The start of my journey to help cure ALZ!

Peak Summited2021 Mount Umunhum
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadBald Mountain
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition
Additional Informationhttp://act.alz.org/goto/hikingformydad

This was my first of the 6 peaks, I'm doing this as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association.  I go to the parking lot early, cold but clear day, gorgeous views, got myself dressed and layered up, chatted with rangers who said things like Mt. Lion's not much of a concern there.  I hit the first trail around 8.  It was only 2 days after heavy rain,  but minus 2 or 3 small mud patches the trail was extremely well packed, long and slow incline, 8.2 miles round trip.  Every so often you get a lookout with a nice view.  The hike in general was just nice and quiet, and calm.  I did the full hike in about 3.5 hours, I took a lot of pictures at the top and recorded a couple of videos for my ALZ project.  I live in Burlingame so probably won't come back regularly, but I can see doing it 2-3 times a year especially with out of town hikers who can't do bigger peaks.  It's a seriously beautiful place, well maintained and the view from the top is spectacular, and the history displays are really cool.  #1 is done!

I've pasted my ALZ fundraising link below too!


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