Today I took a second trip up to the top of Mount Umunhum, just because it's there.
Today's trip was much like the one three weeks ago
, including being awfully difficult.
|The view from the top, with the tower just behind me.|
There wasn't much different with this ride, except that there was no difficulty parking at the top, and hence no traffic control (this was around 15:00, for the record). It was a perfect day, at what I would imagine was a peak time, so it looks like the initial rush is over. Mount Umunhum apparently has enough capacity to handle the crowds.
Just like in the recent ride, the whole thing was just under 30 miles, and the most difficult kilometer was the start of the climb up hicks. I'm tempted to think that the most difficult 100 meters was, for me, the very last stretch to the traffic circle at the top. It's not quite the last 100 meters of Mount Diablo
, but after a long steep climb it's tough.
For some reason my Garmin gave me 3400 feet of climbing today, whereas three weeks ago it was 3300. I knew
this ride was tougher!
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