Awesome Photo ! Looks so peaceful. Nice composition MrRedwood.
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Compare with this photo, taken in early June. This photo shows the upstream view.
Sorry, it was few miles north. It is not a lake: it is Point Reyes area.
A webpage at mountainplay.org has details regarding the history of this site.
Pancake breakfasts are served some summer and autumn Sundays. See their website at westpointinn.com for more details.
From a Department of the Interior document found online:
"At present, the ridge is the site of the remains of an Integrated Fire Control Station (IFC) for a Nike Missile Site that was active between 1959 and 1974. The IFC housed radar units to locate intruding aircraft and guide the missiles onto target.
"These radars were protected by large white domes which, before removal, were a prominent feature of the skyline.
"The five buildings remaining are all of a standard type used at all Nike batteries in the Bay Area . They are heavily vandalized, and are considered to have no historical significance in and of themselves. A similar control station has been preserved in GGNRA at Wolf Ridge, Fort Cronkhite, Marin County to provide for the future interpretation of this aspect of the area's military history."
From the San Mateo County Parks website: "This trail extends from the end of Sneath Lane in San Bruno to the San Francisco Bay Discovery Site. It is paved, steep, and winding, and covers about 1.2 miles. Beautiful views at the northern watershed and San Francisco Bay are enjoyed as you wind up this trail to the Discovery Site. At the Discovery Site the Pacific Ocean and the coast from Point Reyes to Pedro Point come into view. As you stand by the stone monument to Portola's discovery you are treated to a beautiful 360 degree panorama."
San Francisco resident. Hiker, backpacker, occasional sailor.