Ascent of Mount Umunhum on 2017-09-20

Climber: Andrew Kirmse

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Umunhum
    Elevation:3486 ft / 1062 m

Ascent Trip Report

After many years of delays, Mt. Umunhum is finally open to the public. One can park 100 vertical feet from the summit and walk up some stairs to the summit as I did, or park at the lower Bald Mountain lot and walk 3.5 miles up a trail. The views of Silicon Valley and out to the ocean are excellent. The summit had just opened 4 days ago, and there were perhaps 20 cars at the top.

"The cube", a gigantic concrete remnant of the former Almaden Air Force Station, has been preserved, though it reminds me of the "Who's Next" album cover.

Approaching nearby Mt. Thayer from this side looks unlikely. There is a large gate across the road, and I heard some kind of construction noise coming from that general direction.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:126 ft / 38 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:126 ft / 38 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Start Trailhead:3360 ft / 1024 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Andrew Kirmse
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