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Northeast Ridge

 
Northeast Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.16079°N / 121.89701°W

Object Title: Northeast Ridge

Route Type: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Half a day

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Page By: McCannster

Created/Edited: Jun 26, 2006 / Jan 6, 2014

Object ID: 202942

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Overview

The Northeast Ridge is one of the safest ways up to Mount Umunhum, second only to Guadalupe Creek. There is some minor bushwacking but nothing like the El Sombroso Ridge. There is poison oak though so be sure to wear clothes that will cover as much exposed skin as possible. At the top of the ridge it is possible to be seen from Mount Umunhum Road but it is easy to stay out of sight. The Northeast Ridge can get fairly steep at times so be prepared for that.

Getting There

Starting from Mount Umunhum Road follow Barlow Road for just over a mile to where the road wraps around the base of the Northeast Ridge. You should see an old road that starts to wind up back to the south/southwest. Start hiking up this road and you will come to a clearing. Gain the ridge proper and follow faint use and animal trails up the ridge. Some bushwhacking will be required here and there. There is a point where the ridge turns to class 3, but it can easily be avoided but dropping a little to the south side of the ridge. Eventually you will come to the summit perimeter fence.



Route Description

Start hiking up this road and you will come to a clearing. Gain the ridge proper and follow faint use and animal trails up the ridge. Some bushwhacking will be required here and there. There is a point where the ridge turns to class 3, but it can easily be avoided but dropping a little to the south side of the ridge. Eventually you will come to the summit perimeter fence.


Essential Gear

Water and long sleeves.

Images

The Northeast Ridge of Mt....The Northeast Ridge