Ascent to Eureka Hill-Front Gate on 2017-09-18

Climber: David Sanger

Date:Monday, September 18, 2017
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Eureka Hill - Front Gate
    Elevation:2304 ft / 702 m
    Remaining Elevation:56 ft / 17 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Although almost the same elevation as popular Mount Tamalpais a couple of counties south in Marin County, Eureka is seldom if ever visited, even though a well-paved road leads all the way to the top. Point Arena Air Force Station, once a NORAD radar surveillance station, but abandoned in the 1990's, occupies the entire summit. Bob Burd reported that he found the gate open and was able to get to the high-point without being noticed, but I had no such luck. The gate was securely locked and covered with ominous warning signs.

Will have to revert to Plan B.

There is no Plan B.

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