Monument Peak (Milpitas, California)

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Monument Peak
Milpitas view2.JPG
Elevation 2,598 ft (792 m) NAVD 88[1]
Location
Location Diablo Range
AlamedaSanta Clara Counties,
California
Coordinates 37°29′05″N 121°51′57″W / 37.484636136°N 121.865796292°W / 37.484636136; -121.865796292Coordinates: 37°29′05″N 121°51′57″W / 37.484636136°N 121.865796292°W / 37.484636136; -121.865796292[1]
Topo map USGS Calaveras Reservoir
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Monument Peak is a mountain peak located southeast of Fremont and northeast of Milpitas, in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, in California.

Geography[edit]

The mountain is part of a ridge in the Diablo Range that includes Mount Allison and Mission Peak, and forms part of the border between Alameda County, and Santa Clara County.

Monument Peak County Park. It can be reached via a gated road, or via trails from Ed R. Levin County Park in Santa Clara County, or Mission Peak Park in Alameda County.

Monument Peak antenna, partially obscured by fog.

Antenna[edit]

Built on July 1, 1988, an antenna on Monument Peak broadcasts channels 36 (Action 36, KICU) and 54 (PBS, KQEH). It is a free-standing structure 605.2 feet (184.4 meters) above ground level.[2] In the image above, the Monument Peak antenna is the tallest one seen (far right). The peak is the point directly right of the antenna. The antenna to the far left is on Mount Allison.

Other Monument Peaks[edit]

There are other Monument Peaks in California:

  • Monument Peak in Riverside County, in the Temescal Mountains.
  • Monument Peak in San Diego County, 6,200 ft. in elevation.
  • Monument Peak in San Bernardino County, a distinctive spire 2379 ft. in elevation, the northernmost point on the Colorado River Indian Reservation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Monument 2". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Antenna Structure Registration 1019291". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 

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