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I saw a hummingbird at Mt. Umunhum!

What a gorgeous day! It was 73 degrees and sunny, perfect perfect perfect. This hike is so cool – it’s shaded with oak and madrone…

Oops! We picked the wrong lot!

Great hike today. Parked in a lower lot unexpectedly and decided to go head and go for the longer hike. Well worth it! Great temps…

Umunhum Num One

Bald Mountain parking was full so I inverted the hike and started at the top. Makes for an interesting elevation profile… 😉 All in all,…

Clear Day at Umunhum

Decent amount of shade and a great view of San Jose from the top. Since this is a relatively new trail, some of the plants…

Umunhum

Weather was perfect for a hike. Started a little later than planned due to the ranger showing up 45 minutes late to open the gate…

Killer views and selfie fails

We left at 5:30am to drive the 2 hours and arrive before the crowds. The weather was perfect. chilly in the morning, giving way to…

Ummmmunnnummmumunhummm

Very pretty. Clear blue sky. Easy incline. Well marked. Nice and quiet considering I hiked on Saturday.

Killer views and selfie fails

We left at 5:30am to drive the 2 hours and arrive before the crowds. The weather was perfect. chilly in the morning, giving way to…

Do doo be-do-do Umunhum

Beautifully maintained trail with a gradual climb to the top. There was a pleasant green canopy for most of the journey, but was not enough…

Hum up Um

We had a great group people n perfect weather

Relaxing hike up – Mount Umunhum

Reached the first gate on Mt. Umunhum road at around 6.35 am. The park gate was still closed. There was just one car in front…

Hummingbird Mountain

It was a perfect day to hike! Got to the Bald Mountain parking area around 7:30am and we were the first ones there. The lot…

Great Views of South Bay

Great hike nice combination of shade and open views. It was fun to see south toward Santa Cruz and north to Mt. Tam.

Mt. Umunhum – #3

I loved this hike! Not too long, easy grade, excellent trail conditions, not so crowded, hikers and bikes were very courteous to each other. Fantastic…

Mt. Umunhum hike

The weather partly cloudy and a beautiful landscape view. Reaching the top was so accomplishing.

Heavenly views

Great weather today. Not too many people on the trail. Well marked. Slow assent plenary of sun and shade! Beautiful day

That’s a Wrap! Mmmmhmmmm

Started early only two cars in parking lot. Not many people until my way back down the parking lot was filling up. Shaded trail most…

Mt. Um-my-hum

Tired legs after a previous 10 mile hike earlier that day 😳

Mount unhumum hike

The trail conditions are good. Lots of shade and cover. The trail is mostly dirt has gravel at the top areas. We went early to…

Umunhum in reverse

Due to a lack of parking at the bald mountain lot we decided to the hike in reverse. This was our second attempt due to…

Mount Umunhum @ Golden Hour

Hiked Mount Umunhum yesterday. Did the hike in reverse because the trail head lot was crowded city, and I wanted to catch the sunset at…

Hike#2

Gorgeous hike!!!

Mnt Umunhum Family Excursion

The whole family took the excursion down to San Jose (3.5 Hour Drive) friday night  and stayed in a nearby hotel.  We started the hike…

Hike #2

Beautiful Hike!! ❄️🥶🌧🥶☀️ All in one hike!!

Mt Umunhum

This was an easy out and back hike. It was cold and even snowed on us a tiny bit at the top, but such a…

Sunny Saturday Umunhum Summit

My 8 year old son and I set out early Saturday morning (I little later than we had hoped given that we had heard that…

Mt. Umunhum

Slices of snow in beautiful sunshine.  Cool weather but perfect for hiking.  This is a great hike if you are starting out and want to…

Mt Umunhum – The Humming Bird Hike

Mount Umunhum is Native American  for “resting place of the humming bird.”  The top of this mountain has grand views and is really pretty spiritual.…

Mount Umunhum

Easy, well trafficked trail on weekends. Parking fills up quickly. Had to use upper parking and hiked in reverse order, first down, then up from…

Mount Umunhum

Easy, well trafficked trail on weekends. Parking fills up quickly. Had to use upper parking and hiked in reverse order, first down, then up from…

Mount Umunhum, hum hum

The temperature was in the high 40’s when we started and the mid 59’s when we finished’  The sky was blue and there was no…

Resting Place for the Hummingbird

Hike is rated as moderate, but only because of the distance.  There incline is slow and very gradual; total elevation gain was 1400′. The trail…

Mount Um…

Get here early due to limited available parking at the lower lot! This was an easy breezy and beautiful hike through the morning fog and…

Mt. Umunhum

Parked at the Bald Mountain parking lot on Mt Umunhum Rd.  The hike was pleasant. I spent 20 minutes atop the mountain enjoying the view,…

Double 2

Spent the weekend knocking out 2 peaks!

Two days two peaks

Good weather , we had a late start since we hiked Black mountain the day before. It worked out good since some hikers we’re finishing…

Mount Umunhum

This was a great first hike of this challenge. It was a suitable for all hiking levels. Elevation gains were achieved through serious of long…

Mt Umunhum

Beautiful day! Arrive early for parking in lower lots.

Beast Squad #1

Parking was wide open on a Saturday morning at 7:30am. It was about 40 degrees when we started, clear blue sky and a tad bit…

Mt. Um….n’hmmmmm

Started out with the intent to hike Mission Peak but that was insanely crowded at 6:30am so we continued on to Mt. Umunhum.  Boy, we…

Peace at Mt. Umunhum

Our group actually headed out at 5:30 a.m. to reach Mission Peak early and hopefully beat crowds on a Saturday, but by the time we…

Cold & Windy!

The trail is easy to find and well marked. The parking lot was half full when we arrived at 8 am. Although it was a…

Mount Umunhum

The majority of the trail is covered with trees. The open area with the sun beaming down on us was very much welcomed since the…

My Umunhum – A Mountain of stories

My Umunhum… it’s a beautiful out and back hike from the Bald Mountain. A total of 3.7 miles one way, the entire trail is covered…

Mt. Umunhum — Peak One!

Beautiful Trail! Left very early in the morning (8am) and we were the only ones in the parking lot (on a Thursday). There were not…

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…

Mt Umunhum in the clouds

Beautiful, easy hike. Very overcast with wind and rain at the start, but sun was peeking through on the valley below by summit. Well- maintained…

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…

Umunhum and then some…

Lucas could have killed me… I told him 8 miles round trip (failing to read it was 8 miles end to end). Then we took…

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…

Umunhum

Beautiful hike. Pretty easy, good one to start with.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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…

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…

julia

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

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