Out and About Adventures — Upcoming

This is a tentative schedule of events coming in 2017. More detail will follow.

Monterey Kayak
Make Your Own Adventure, Monterey, June 2017
Rodeo horse
PRCA Rodeo at Rowel Ranch, May 2017
Microbrewery Beers
Annual St. Paddy’s Day Microbrewery Tour, Santa Cruz, March 2017

Out & About is a ministry of Bethel Lutheran Church crafted to provide fellowship activities for Bethel members and friends. The interval of events is monthly and we vary the offerings to be inclusive of different age groups and physical abilities. Most are open to all ages, but occasionally we’ll program adult-only events. On all of our outings, a new attendee gets to ride the bus for free. Please invite lots—this is a great way for folks to check out this community called Bethel.

Mt Umunhum Hike & Picnic Lunch

Saturday, November 25

Mt Umunhum moon Mt Umunhum soldier Hike to the recently opened (September 2017) Mt. Umunhum Radar Tower and Native American Sacred Dancing Circle[Offsite Link]. View the beauty of the South Bay from the highest point (Mt. Umunhum) and see the recently restored location after 40+ years as a cold war military base.

Meet: Leave Bethel parking lot at 8:30am. Bus ride is ~1 hr 15 min
Cost: $5.00 fuel for the bus
Food: Bring a picnic lunch on the bus to enjoy atop Mt Umunhum
Return: Back to Bethel by ~2:30pm
Contact: Jules Kurtz

Hiking options to meet all needs:

  • High Effort Adventurers – Hikers are dropped off at Bald Mountain Parking Lot ~9:45 and hike the 3.5 miles and 1,200 foot climb to the top of Mt. Umunhum
  • Medium Effort – Hike from the top of Mt. Umunhum down as much as you like and then back up—You select the level of effort
  • Low Effort Adventures – Ride bus to top of Mt. Umunhum and explore the recently opened visitor’s center. No Hiking, just some easy walking ☺

Note to All: Please bring Water, Sunscreen, Hat, and layers

Sign up online[Offsite Link] or in the Narthex.
Watch the Park Service Informational Video[Offsite Link].


Suggestions for more Out ’n About adventures are welcome! Contact Tom Hoegel, Joel Heimbuck, Marianne Nadell, Molly Schrey, Patricia Myerholtz, Paul Baldwin, Jules Kurtz or David Lofgren if you have any questions.
This page will be updated as more information becomes available.