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Mount Umunhum from the northeast
|Elevation:||3,486 ft (1,063 m)|
|Latitude:||37° 09′ 38″ N|
|Longitude:||121° 53′ 51″ W|
|Topo map:||USGS Los Gatos|
|Range:||Santa Cruz Mountains|
|Age of rock:||Oligocene|
|Easiest route:||drive (restricted access)|
Mount Umunhum (Ohlone , possibly meaning hummingbird resting place) is the second highest peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California (after Loma Prieta). The mountain is located in Santa Clara County, south of Los Gatos and west of South San Jose.
The summit of Mount Umunhum is the site of the former Almaden Air Force Station , an early warning radar station that operated from 1957 - 1980. Most of the mountain is located in the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve , managed by the Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District , although the summit is closed to the public due to lead and asbestos contamination of the former Air Force site.
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