A well-known landmark in the bay area, Mount Umunhum shows evidence of the recent storm.
Residents of Almaden, Cambrian, Blossom Valley, Campbell and surrounding Silicon Valley communities may only appreciate the beautiful view of Mount Umunhum from the valley floor. The space is not open to the public due to environmental hazards such as asbestos and lead-based paint. It is estimated that it will cost $11 million US dollars to clean up the base and make it available for public use.
At one time, Mount Umunhum was the site of the Almaden Air Force Station which at its peak was home to approximately 120 residents. The MROSD (Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District) acquired the base in 1986 – now part of the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve.?
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