fbpx

Mt Umunhum

The trails were in good condition with a little bit of muddy spots a long the way. The weather was bright and sunny with shade…

Mt Umunhum

Really nice footpath with a very consistent rise. Got to the parking lot on Sunday morning, 2/21/21, at 8:00 and there were still a few…

Cold morning on Mt Umunhum

This trail was both easy and beautiful. I brought a full pack to help trainer for the JMT this summer and it was a great…

Valentine on Umunhum

We encountered nice cool conditions today on the  Mt. Umunhum trail.  The panoramic views of both Monterey Bay to the West and the South Bay…

Mt Umunhum

The trail was good. The weather was nice and the sun was shining. It was a very nice hike and it’s always cool to see…

One down, 5 to go!

Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! No fog, no wind and exceptional views! Easy hike filled with the aromatic scent of bay leaves…

First hike

First time being on this trail. Lots of people, a couple of muddy areas but not bad. Parking lot is very small, so get there…

First time ever at Mt. Umunhum

The trail was very clear and well maintained. It is mainly switchbacks and mostly gradual uphills. It was almost all shaded and so many areas…

Undertaking Um for the Umpteenth Time

My title is actually a misnomer, as this was only my fourth time ascending Mount Umunhum. I’m very sorry for being hyperbolic, but the potential…

Taking down Mount Umunhum!

We got at the trail 7:30, it was packed! So we drove to the summit and that’s where my son and I started our journey!…

The journey begins

This is a good hike for all from beginner to experienced…. It all depends on how much time you have to complete it…. The inclines…

Mt Umunhum

Easy gradual ascent to the top.  Trail mostly covered by trees.

Mount Umunhum

The easiest of the 6 peak challenge. Views as always was fantastic.

Mount Umunhum

The trail was one way in and one way out. Small portions of the trail were damp from the rain/creek, but nothing too muddy. It…

Wolfpack of 4

Great day with 3 friends. We parked before sunrise and decided to hike up to the trailhead. Additional 1.7 each with with 1000’+ elevation. All…

On a Mission to get ‘er done

This hike is just what I needed after dealing with a 4mm kidney stone. Perfect  weather!  The highlight of the trip was seeing two cows…

Fun on Umunhum

Beautiful trail. This was more of a trail run. Loved the well maintained trail, the trees are magical, and the views are breathtaking.

Snowy Mt Um

Lots of snow at the top and patches here and there down to about the 2 mile marker on the summit trail. I started at…

Foggy Views from Mount Umunhum

This was a spare of the moment decision to accomplish hiking up to Mount Umunhum. We started about 8:30 am with space still available to…

Mt. Umunhum Trail

Beautiful moss growing on trees and rocks. Trail has gradual incline so doable for many beginners. Got chilly at Peak. Be sure to bring extra…

Foggy Umhumdumdum

Very foggy and extremely cold at the top, but over all a great 16 mile hike with my lady and friends 🙂

Mt Foggy Ummahummm

Mt Um gave me frostbite 🙂 so cold at the summit, and a lot of traffic on the way down, but still a good hike…

My. umnuhumummmm

We were at at the trail head by 8:30 and got the last parking space. It was VERY foggy- views reminded us of the Cliffs…

First one down

First hike of the year.  Cold, mostly cloudy day, only in the 30’s at noon near the summit, but that didn’t stop the crowds.  Very…

Three times a charm

Third time to summit to the Box and in my favorite kind of weather- fog! 8 miles up and 8 miles down. That easy!

Mt. Um

Great Hike with lots of foliage.    The fogged rolled in just before we hit the summit so we did not have a view from…

Mt Umunhum

Pleasant day for hiking.  There was a lot of wind a couple days before (and we postponed this trip because of that), so the air…

Team “On The Rocks” rocked our 1st peak

On The Rocks is a team of alternatively-young women who enjoy weekly hikes and celebratory cocktails afterwards (occasionally during!).  The friendship, laughs, and love in this…

Mt. Um

The first peak of our six peaks. Gorgeous day with clear views from Mt. Um. This trail is always a delight. It’s a pretty easy…

Mt Umunhum

Beautiful day – perfect weather and beautiful trail.

Beautiful day at Mt Umunum

Beautiful hike, shaded, it was sunny, did see 4 people hiking up! one tree on the path probably due to high winds 2 days ago!…

Umunhum

Trail condition: excellent, one wet patch, one tree down about 3/4 mile before summit.  It’s about 50/50 mix bikers/hikers.  Weather was low-mid 50s, partly cloudy,…

Mount Umunhum

Straightforward hike, the first half is a fire road without views, the second half is a cool trail up the mountain.  Amazing views from the…

julia

Weather and conditions were great. Easy to follow pathway all the way to the summit and down again- good loop.

Mt Umunhum

We really tried to get here early, but by 8:30 on a beautiful weekend the lower parking lots were full! We started at the upper…

Mt Umunhum

The weather was sunny and warm, but most of the trail was shaded. The trails were very well maintained and there tended to be a…

Mt Umunhum (70 degrees in June-uary!)

Guess what happens when a newbie mechanic doesn’t properly refill the front differential on a new-ish Subie Outback? Noise, smoke, and a tow truck…and hike…

Umunhum glorious day for peak #3

This was Peak #3 for 2021. Crisp, clear morning with temps in the high 30s to start the day. The trails here are among the…

Mount Ununhumhumdrumnomnom

Gradual hike with cool history and great views at the top!  For those not interested in the hike, a drive to the summit is also…

Mount Ununhumhumdrumnomnom

Gradual hike with cool history and great views at the top!  For those not interested in the hike, a drive to the summit is also…

Mt. Umunhum via Woods Trail

Almost no hikers on the Woods Trail – Barlow Rd. section (wide fire road with a few steep ups/downs); moderate traffic on Mt. Umunhum trail…

Above the Fog at Mount Umunhum

Great hike-few people. The incredible beauty of the place and the well-maintained trails is crazy good. Pictures at the top are the best of the…

1st hike of the new year!

Great hike to Mount Umunhum. Trail was in good shape – only a few muddy spots. Arrived around 12:30 to find parking at Bald Mountain…

Switchbacks to Heaven

An important factor for this hike is finding a parking spot.  On a weekend it’s best to either arrive early morning or wait until midday…

The Box at the Top

It was a beautiful day, sun was out and the weather was warm. There were quite a few other hikers but it was still great!

The Box at the Top

It was a beautiful sunny day with warm weather and a fun group hiking with us! There were a bunch of other people on the…

Mount Um…is it going to rain?

Wasn’t going to hike because it looked like rain in the morning, but it cleared in the early afternoon. Since I started later, the winter…

Mount Um

Beautiful weather today!

Mt Umunhum!

Saved the easiest for last. Nice gradual uphill. Clear day. Native American group (Ohlone?) was doing a drumming ceremony  at the top. I’m glad the…

Yesenia Catalano

The weather was chilly but not too cold. It was shaded. The hike wasn’t too crowded either.

Umunhum

I’m taking this challenge as trail running challenge and this was a great easy start

The cube

This hike is so beautiful. Plenty of green trees and shade most of the way. Highly recommended!! Beautiful view when you get to the top.

Mt. Umunhum

Started early, on descent shared the trail with a lot of bikers, trail runners, and other hikers. Nice and easy sloping accent and descent

Number 3 of 6 before the big fires

This was right before the big fires in Northern California started. Cold brews with Baby Yoda at tbe top of Mt. Umunhum. Bummer that I…

Tropical Thunder, Lightning and Rainbows

Mt. Umunhum is the third peak in the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge, that I’ve hiked. The morning started with thunder storms, lightning and double…

Mt. Umunhum

HOT! It was hot but the view was great, saw most of San Jose!

Mount Umunhum Hike

It was crisp 7.4 mile hike. We started at 2.32pm, it was a little bit hot but moving on it was really nice. The trail…

Mt Umunhum…with a little detour

Started at Bald Mountain around 7:10am, ran a good portion of the way to the peak. Beautiful weather. Nice shady run. Ran the whole way…

Mount Umunhum

We left a little later than we normally do, so it was a bit warmer but the trails are pretty shaded for the most part. …

Mt Umunhum

The trail was nicely maintained. The weather was beautiful. Too many non-maskers!

Mt Umunhum

The trail was nicely maintained. The weather was beautiful. Too many non-maskers!

Mt Umunhum

This hike was fun and fairly “easy.” The views were great and the trail was mostly shady. There’s not a lot of parking so I…

Mt Um

Queued up for gate to open, limited parking available.

Hike 1

The hike was great! We went around 10am, it was pretty hot out. I’d say 70% of the time we were in the shade, 30%…

Mt. Unpronounceable

This trail is mostly as described, short and relatively simple with a nice gradual incline. The view from the top was gorgeous. The trail is…

Summer time means funny tan lines

I love seeing all the green and hiking in and amongst the trees. The sun was hot but you were only exposed towards the top.…

SO. MUCH. GREEN.

I got to the parking lot for Bald Mountain around 2:00 P.M. on a Tuesday and was glad to see there were a few spots…

Saturday fun

It was a hot day so we got to the trail by 7:30am. We were glad we got there when we did because parking filled…

Independence Day Eve

Mt. Umunhum was a great way to kick of the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge! The trail was dry and a but dusty – more dirt…

Mount Umunhum

Started in the evening at approximately 5:00 PM. Reached the summit in about an hour and a half. A well-shaded hike. Not too crowded. Bugs…

Easy Mt Umunhum hike

Part of my training for 29029 Everesting coming up.  I had been working from home during Covid-19 and fell off the routine so Mt Umunhum…

Mt. U

Parking lot is filling up quickly! We got there at 7:30AM and only 3 overflow spots left. The parking lot was full. A lot of…

Juneteenth at Mt Umunhum

Parking was lot of kinda empty when I got there at 11am. I saw a lot of folks on the trail coming back, when I…

Doing it backwards

There was zero parking at 9am at Bald Mt parking.  So we drove to the top and hiked down to the start and then back…

Mt Umunhum

Clear day.  Tired after 28.5 miles and 8k ft of climb the day before.  Hiked down the mountain past the car after to pass 40…

Mount Humun-hummingbird

My friend and I had a great day in this hike. We saw a rattlesnake and plenty of butterflies.

Mount Humun-hummingbird

My friend and I had a great day in this hike. We saw a rattlesnake and plenty of butterflies.

Umunhum Mahna Mahna

Beautiful day. Great to be outdoors. Trail is very well maintained and easy to walk on. Nice grade all the way. Not too many people.

Solitude

I didn’t see anyone on the trail on my way up until I reached the parking lot right below the peak. Weather was nice. Good…

Rainy day on Mt Umunhum

It was a dark & rainy day, which I quite enjoyed. Having not known much about Mt Umunhum previously, the Cube appeared through the mist…

Mount Umunhum Trail

The dream came true! Mount Umunhum 26 km hike, the longest for now. 5 hours of mountain retreat.

Mt. Umunhum

Arrive early to to find parking and for better views (as fog dissipates with the sunlight). We arrived around 8AM and there were only 3…

Mount Umunhum

Trail conditions were good. It gets really hot so glad there was shade throughout the hike.

The Barely Legal COVID Hike

Mt. Umunhum is in an open space preserve and with all the CA state parks virtually shut down, this was the only legal Norcal Peak…

Rainy snowy hike

Second time up here in a week,  took the shorter tail this time. Raining all weekend but not during the hike,  though visibility was next…

Mt Um why did I do that?

Started from the Woods Road trail head in the Almaden Quicksilver Park side because I didn’t realize the Sierra Azul entrance to the trail was…

Hike 1: Mt. Umunhum

Had a great time today hiking with my cousin, Roxy! It was a bit cold and sprinkling during the first half of our hike, once…

Mt. Umunhum is Snow-Tacular!!!

It all started with a conversation with my ex-girlfriend that centered around trying to come up with an activity on St. Patrick’s Day that did…

Mount Um I Can’t Feel My Face!

The day started off clear at the trailhead, but it wasn’t long before we were in the fog. As we got within a mile of…

Mount Umunhum

Due to intermittent rain throughout the day, the trail was a bit muddy throughout. The ascent was gradual and very pleasant. Due to fogginess, the…

Mt. Umunhum!!

Hoooray!!  Mount Um! ⛰ Was raining on and off for my hike 🌧🌧  & the song ironically floating in my head was “I can see…

Mt. Ummmm 🤔

I began about 10am and the weather was perfect. I eventually took off my hoodie and was comfortable in my tank. The hike was perfect.…

Weekday is the right time!

Midday and midweek was the bet for having the trail and summit mostly to myself.  There were maybe six cars in the parking lot when…

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…

My. Umunhum

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

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…