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Originally posted by gariac
reply to post by abeverage
Well I did say there is no way to get coordinates from it. ;-) You can put coordinates in Google Earth and Bing, then move the NNSS imagery to the same area. Hawkeye Hill is around 37°20'50.33"N 115°38'46.23"W
I haven't been up on the Hawkeye Hill in a while because I haven't had anyone with me to guard the car. The camo dudes mess with your car when you climb the hill unless someone is by your vehicle. They think this pisses off the hiker, and they are correct!
The last time I was up there, they still had the "silver balls" (radar calibration targets on poles) that reflect the old border limits.
One of these balls is in the Little Aleinn.
The trick with hiking this area and not crossing the border is to always have 3 of the orange poles in sight. Two isn't enough since you may be at a corner. But due to terrain, you can't always see 3 orange poles in this general area.
The base is getting a bit sloppy regarding marking the border. The last time I was at Roadblock Canyon, the warning signs and the poles were missing, presumably stolen. The nice thing about stealing federal property is federal prisons are much nicer than state prisons. ;-) OK, they probably won't toss you in jail for stealing a military sign, but the FBI handles crimes on bases and in national parks. I can't see this being a pleasant situation.
Other than the loons at the BBC that crossed at the back gate, nobody has escaped getting fined for border crossing.