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Beautiful day on the mountain. Not too hot or too cold. Enjoyed the ease of the fire road as I had completed a difficult 100…

Mt St Helena

Good hike. Not my favorite because most of it is fire road.

Helena

It was an unseasonably cool and overcast day, so perfect for this hike which can be brutal in the heat of summer. After summiting, we…

Finishing the Pack: Mt St Helena

Sixth one down! I booked a twofer trip with the missus in Calistoga. Hiking (solo) in the morning, and wine tasting in the afternoon, with…

Wine…..more wine please :-)

16May22 Our final hike for the NorCal 6-POP Challenge!!! We arrived in Napa Valley the day before and stayed at a friend’s home who wanted…

Our Napa valley climb

Gradual climb from the first step. Under trees the first mile then exposed fire road the rest of the way up. Start early for the…

Mt St Helena

I went with Facebook hiking group and finished this last hike in 6 pack challenge. Amazing feeling 😊

The Last Helena

This was a fantastic hike with gorgeous view. Sometime we were in the clouds and some times in the clear. Hike was fairly easy. 10…

Helena – The First in Many

This is my first one for Six Pack of Peaks Challenge so will always be a special one, about 2 hour drive time so had…

Mt. St. Helena

First time up Mt. St. Helena. Great views on a beautiful day.

Mt St Helena

Start early most of the trail has no shade. Great views from the top. The majority of the trail is fire road and easy to…

Mount Saint Helena Trail

The hike began with the 1st mile in wooded area. This part of the trail was made of multiple switchbacks with one steep climb. There…

Beautiful Napa Valley

Intermediate trail. The first mile was single track with rocky terrain but the remaining hike was well maintained, wider trail along the ridge. Gives you…

Mt St Helena Stroll

Took advice and got there early – glad we did since at 8:30am there were already a number of cars in the small lot. Overall…

Mt Saint Helena Rock

This time we added Table Rock to our Adventure, 4 miles of technical terrain & then to Robert Stevenson Trail up to Mt Saint Helena…

Mt St Helena

Beautiful hike on a rainy day and shared the trail with the runners participating in a 35k/50k endurance run.  Although the day started out rainy…

Mt st Helena with a wrong turn

Raining day so foggy unable to see view but beautiful and shared trail with group training for a 20 mile fundraiser and 30k endurance run.…

Mount Saint Helena

Great hike! Lots of wildflowers. Most of the hike is on an exposed (no shade) fire road. Spring time was great because it was not…

St Helena

Started early to beat the heat and it worked. Highly recommend visiting Silverado Mine on way up (too steep coming down). Found a great lunch…

No, i did not hike a volcano…..

Mount St. Helena! This one was a far drive for me so it started early. There was so much fog that the parking was difficult…

Mt Saint Helena Peak

10 mile easy trail completed in 3 hours. Weather was cloudy and windy.

#ItsAnLAthing

Bagged Peak #2 Mount Saint Helena It was a gloomy day, with clouds rolling in and out (perfect conditions for this trail).  For those who…

Mt. Helena Blues

The start of the trail is very green and lots of shade. Fortunately it was a cloudy day so we didn’t have much sun exposure…

Mount st Helena

We did this hike a couple years ago in the summer: BRUTAL! For this challenge we did it in March with cool weather and it…

Calistoga Baaaaaby!

Beautiful hike with fun terrain! No traffic on the way in and found parking right away. The weather was perfect, about 70 degrees.  Dressed in…

St Helena #EasyPeasy

This hike to Mt St Helena was easy but hot… definitely needs water and plan to stop under shades. It has amazing views and I…

Mount Saint Helena

Nice weather today for this hike, temps are in low 70s, very slight breeze up top. Only the first/last mile of the trail is shaded,…

Mt St Helena

11 miles or so, climbed up 2.7k or so.  It’s a beautiful mountain. Loved the trail.

11.1 Miles to Mt. St. Helena

18 Bay Area Hikers summited one of the tallest peak in the Bay Area, Mt. St. Helena today! In total 11.1 miles where hiked and…

Mount Saint Helena – 11 miles

Drove from Fremont, bay area early in the morning to Mount St Helena. On the way saw Hot Air Balloons in the Sky in Napa…

Saint Helena…done!

Great fire road. Very cold and windy at the top, but worth for the scenery.

Mt. Saint Helena

10.5 roundtrip trail to Mount St. Helena today. Great views from the top of the summit.  After about 1 mile the trail basically is a…

Mt. Saint Helena

10.5 roundtrip trail to Mount St. Helena today. Great views from the top of the summit.  After about 1 mile the trail basically is a…

Hike Helena, then Wine & Dine! ?

Such a perfect day for this 10 mile hike. Five miles to the summit & back! Breathtaking views over Napa, Sonoma & wine country! We…

Stunning Helena

We hiked to the summit on a Friday. Parking was not an issue; we arrived at 930am. Very few people on the trail and fire…

Mt St Helena

360 degree views from the top on a gorgeous, clear day. Last time I hiked to the summit it was cold and cloudy… no view…

MSH

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Easy day out

Short single tract followed by exposed fire road to the multiple antenna at the top.

Mt St Helena

Started early before the heat.  Can be cold and windy but was great.  Nice gradual Fire road.   Peak is littered with antennas couple nice…

Mt St Helena!

lovely wide trail and amazing views, steep at first but then gradual. Saw Mt.Lassen from the top! And some snow at the peak!

Long Time No See You

This is a nice 5 mile climb. The start is a single track that is pretty technical in places, a few trees down. After .9…

Mount St. Helena

We started at 7:30am, when there were only 5-6 cars. The temperature was very good for hiking – a little bit cold in the early…

Mount Saint Helena

Mostly fire road with about 0.8 miles of switchbacks at the start. Amazing views along the side of the mountain looking down at the valley…

Mt. St. Helena

Beautiful cool day, with amazing views!  Met a hiker who was summiting for the 297th time! Get there early for a parking spot on the…

Saint Helena

Went on a weekend this time and way more people than last year when we went during the week.  Had fun with friends, weather was…

Hot and cold Mount St. Helena

Ok, ok, so the original trail is little over 11 miles. But!….my map shows and alternate trail that cut out all the switchbacks at the…

Mt St Helena

Least favorite of the challenge, but pretty. No bathrooms at the trailhead or top.

St. Helena

Gorgeous day for hiking Mt St Helena. For the record, this is my least favorite hike of the Six Pack because there is no bathroom…

Sailing up Mt. St. Helena

Pretty hot for February. Quite exposed after the first mile. View are very pretty- can see San francisco and Sierra Nevada.

Mt St. Helena

Hike with 10 people that day. No shade on fire road

Meetup.com expedition #2

Went with a hiking group. Great Fun! Apparently, there is snow sometimes in the month of February, unfortunately not this time. The weather conditions change…

Mount Saint Helena

We started around 10:30 am from the Saint Helena Trail head.. The hike starts with a creek on the side and nice shades in the…

Windy Peak of Saint Helena

The peak that I missed for 2021, checked it off as #1 for 2022. Beautiful day about 55 degrees, with super strong winds at the…

Peak #2: Mt. St. Helena

Steep, narrow climb at the beginning. The trail led to a wide path, wide enough to accommodate the park ranger’s vehicle.

Awesome hike

The trail conditions were great! A lot of sunny parts, very strong wind! Specially at the summit. Not too many shaded parts. Not a lot…

Saint Helena

Perfect weather for a great hike with amazing group of people.

Mt. St. Helena summit

Not the most scenic. 1st quarter mile was pretty with pine trees and shaded, then the rest of the trail is a fire road to…

Mount Saint Helena

What better hike, than to plan one that starts and ends in the middle of wine country?  This clear and sunny day provided great hiking…

Windy Beautiful Saint Helena

Very picturesque hike after the initial rocky start. The grade is gentle on the fire road, but persistent after that initial scramble. Beautiful views. There…

Some Times Gusty Mt St Helena Hike

First hike up Mount Saint Helena began with a gentle start with some uneven steps up at the beginning. Trails otherwise mostly windy up dirt…

Peak #2: Mount Saint Helena

Great views of the wine country and distant peaks throughout the hike. There were lots of pine trees on the trail which gave it somewhat…

Mt. St. Helena

Very windy at top, but beautiful the whole way up, with amazing views.

Mt St Helena

hike was good great weather and great views of the wine country.

St. Helena

Bit chilly but overall very nice.

St Helena Sunrise

Our group set out at a little after 4 am. We encountered a few obstacles on the trail, but they were easy to navigate. We…

Mt St Helena

Parking very limited at 7 am. Mostly exposed warmed up very quickly. 10 miles 2100 ft about 4 1/2 hours.

Mount Saint Helena

We started at 4am to reach the summit by sunrise. Easy total of about 9.6 miles

Out and Back

Cool and sunny winter morning. It was cool for the first mile and a half while in the trees. A couple of downed trees made…

Clear Day for St. Helena

I went here in December and the trail was just fine. Seems a few trees have fallen in the past month. This is in the…

Mount Saint Helena

Beautiful day for a hike. Started with clear conditions with a brisk 45 degrees. The climb was single track for the first few miles. Several…

Highest First

Started around 9am. Brisk morning and little sun. Couple of trees down on single track trail. Moderate hike. Lunch with Anette & felecia at East…

Oh so saintly helena

There were some trees down on parts of the single track trail from a recent wind storm

At.Helena Radio tower

First 0.8 m some steep Rocky steps,then wide maintenance road all the way up.Gusty wind with plenty sunshine.

Trek up to Mt. Saint Helena Summit

Great hike to the summit with some great cool weather. Great views after getting up pass the Monument and up on the road to the…

Mt St Helena did not disappoint

This hike was awesome. We took 2 kids who were able to complete the hike as well. After the first mile or so, the trail…

Climb hike wine trip

Super cool.  Hiked St Helena with the fam.  Also did some rock climbing on the table scraps pinnacle and Silverado mine.

Mount Saint High Up There!!!

Hike #2!!! My daughter and I made it to the top!  Amazing views!! Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen in the distance completely snow capped!! Weather…

Mount high up

Today I finished my #2 hike, the day was great perfect time of year, and I had an amazing time.

Gorgeous view on Mt St Helena

Beautiful weather, great trail conditions with no snow or mud. Spectacular views on a warm winter day in January.

Mount Saint Helena Hike ⛰

Beautiful day to hike Mount Saint Helena. Agreeable, sunny and cool weather with little patches of ice higher up. Stopped for some geocaches on the…

Mt. St. Helena

Fantastic hike.  Great views 360 from the peak.  Looking forward to coming back to this one! Geocaching on the way down.

Mt. St. Helena summit

He hiked Mt. St. Helena summit on Jan 2, 2022. The day was sunny and colder. We started the hike at 8AM. There were snow…

Snow much fun!

Great way to kick off t2022 – snowy hike to Mt St Helena summit. Popular hike on new years day – arrived @ 9 and…

Snow Joke

Great way to kickoff the New Year by venturing through the upper level snow to soak up the view and camaraderie at the peak. Will…

High Wine Country

First annual first of the year hike up Mt StHelena from Hwy29. Also hiked up Oathill Mine Trail from Calistoga and The Palisades Trail (challenging,…

Pre-sunrise Mt Saint Helena

Early start to 2022 — parking lot was full at 4:15 by people hitting the trail for sunrise. Lower single track was crowded with plenty…

Perfect end to 2021!

SNOW!! Best day to summit in my opinion. Storm came through the past week, but clear skies and sunny today helped make it a tad…

Mt St Helena

Had a pair of micro spikes that I wore for about half the hike due to ice and was glad I had them and didn’t…

Fog on Mt. St. Helena

The trail was beautiful, and weather cooperated. Most of the hike to the summit was above the fog. The fog rolled over the mountain on…

Helena is Heaven

This was our second hike up Mt St Helena, we did this hike the same time last year.  But last year was rainy and foggy,…

Snow in wine country?!

Team On the Rocks closed out our six pack challenge with a wonderful surprise…snow!  I’m so happy we waited to do this one as a…

Mount St. Helena

Incredible hike! We had snow the night before maybe 4 inches which made it so much fun! The weather was very dramatic – no precipitation…

Winter Wonderland on Mt St Helena

It had rained the day before, and when we got to the mountain we discovered that that meant snow at altitude.  A little at the…

Snow Covered Summit

Our group had originally scheduled to summit Mt. St. Helena in the summer. But, when the temperatures climbed, we postponed . . .and postponed .…

Snow in Sonoma

The last summit! Our group had originally planned to do the hike in the summer, but the temperatures kept rising and we knew it would…

Mount St Helena

This was my 4/6 hike for the challenge. Hiked it while there was an Ultra race happening so it was cool to witness these super…

Mt st Helena

Beautiful day. Napa 50k trail run was happening

The Final One…Really

Missed this hike with my Six Pack hiking buddy so talked the entire family into going with me. It was perfect weather…cool, then it warmed…

Completed Mount Saint Helena

Beautiful trail!! Trail in great condition; the first 3/4 mile was fairly rocky but the rest was a smooth and steady climb. Fantastic views from…

Mount St. Helena – Calistoga wine

Drove to Calistoga thru amazing vineyards , treated with fall colors vineyards.  Beautiful drive to the trail head.  NO bathrooms, recommend stopping thru Calistoga. First…

#6 St Helena

This hike was mostly over a service road, no shade, fully open, which made it a little monotonous. Gradual inclines, and super windy. Has a…