Virginia Beach City High Point Trip Report

Date: May 21, 2003
Author: Chip Clark

Fort Story has changed after September 11 - the gates are now blocked and permanently manned, with at least one fellow with a weapon. Still, you can still access the base without a DoD ID, due to the presence of the Historic Lighthouse, which is a good reason to visit. The Hps are easy to find, but the knee-high muck boots I was wearing helped get through the heavy tangle of Kudzu and honeysuckle.

For the "mysterious area", all around there are signs warning of explosives, but not at the highpoint. Makes sense you wouldn't want to train with explosives near a bunker, but stay away from any roped off areas on the summit ridge.