Situated in the southeast of the Asia Pacific region, Oceania is the smallest continental grouping in land area and the second smallest in population after Antarctica.The islands at the geographic extremes of Oceania are Bonin Islands, a politically integral part of Japan; Hawaii, a state of the United States; Clipperton Island, a possession of France; the Juan Fernández Islands, belonging to Chile; the Campbell Islands, belonging to New Zealand; and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, belonging to Australia.AUDIO TOUR The Stories of Mount Umunhum Audio Tour app allows you experience a “virtual” guide around the Summit at your own pace.Learn how Mount Umunhum got its name and hear Air Force veterans, Native Americans and others tell their personal stories about life on the mountain.The Stories of Mount Umunhum app is available for free on the App Store and on Google Play.Download the audio tour app before your visit -- cell service and wireless connectivity is extremely limited in the area. Dogs are NOT allowed on the trail, summit, parking lots, or Mt. The original inhabitants of the group of islands now named Melanesia were likely the ancestors of the present-day Papuan-speaking people.Migrating from South-East Asia, they appear to have occupied these islands as far east as the main islands in the Solomon Islands, including Makira and possibly the smaller islands farther to the east.
From its spectacular summit, visitors can experience 360-degree views from the Pacific to the Sierra Nevada!In the archaeological record there are well-defined traces of this expansion which allow the path it took to be followed and dated with some certainty.It is thought that by roughly 1400 BC, They are believed to have been Polynesian.Area highlights include: The entrance gate (located at Hicks Road and Mt. With elevation gain, the trail passes through Knob cone Pine Woodland, and eventually enters the Coastal Woodlands habitat dominated by coast live oak, foothill pine, California bay, interspersed with Pacific madrone.
Umunhum Road) closes at sunset in order to ensure visitors have time to safely exit the preserve by closing time. The majority of the trail – approximately the upper 3.0 miles – is enjoyed under the cool canopy of these trees.
In more contemporary times there has been increasing discussion on national flags and a desire by some Oceanians to display their distinguishable and individualistic identity.