Welcome to SP!  -

The "box" at the summit of...

 
[ Sizes: Orig | Small | Thumb ]
The "box" at the summit of...
The "box" at the summit of Mt. Umunhum. 80 feet tall AN/FPS-35 radar. Back in its day, it was said that it could withstand a nuclear bomb. Nowadays it is starting to deteriorate, and there are cracks in it from the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. It is covered in lead paint that is peeling off from its exposure. The surrounding buildings haven't been maintained since the 80's.
-Photo taken Jan. 18, 2005.

Comments


[ Post a Comment ]
Viewing: 1-1 of 1    

lakenyonbox

lakenyon

Hasn't voted

I think the "box" is the site of an abandoned early warning radar system. The summit was part of the Almaden Air Force Station, which operated between 1957 and 1980. Some interesting (though poor quality) pictures are here.
Posted Apr 27, 2005 3:00 am

Viewing: 1-1 of 1    




Rate This Image
Current Score: 74.01

Log In To Vote
 Mount Umunhum (Mountain/Rock)

From the North
« PREV

Viewing
#7 of 42
GALLERY
The "box" and summit of Mt....
NEXT »

 McCannster's Image Gallery

Honeycomb Gully
« PREV

Viewing
#298 of 781
GALLERY
The "box" and summit of Mt....
NEXT »


 My First Ascent (Trip Report)


 Summit Structures (Album)


Image Data
McCannsterSubmitted by McCannster
on Apr 26, 2005 11:07 pm

Image ID: 102576
Hits: 8974 
Lat/Lon: 37.16060°N / 121.8975°W
Object Title: The "box" at the summit of...

Image Type(s): Informational