Thanks! It was a great day- if a little hot at the end. Correct- the peak is on China Lake Naval Weapons Center. In my view government property is not exactly private. Either way, there are no signs anywhere marking a boundary or stating access is restricted when climbing from the east, no fence, no "No Trespassing", nothing. I've never heard of anyone having an issue. Kindof cool when I got up there to see the airstrips and such- I had no idea exactly what I'd see.