Ascent of Brush Mountain on 2018-10-07

Climber: jeff branin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, October 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Brush Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:835 ft / 254 m

Ascent Trip Report

From NC 49 took Lassiter Mill Road south to the Birkhead Wilderness/Robbins Branch Trailhead access road. Note: there is no direct access to Lassister Mill from NC 49. Coming from Asheboro you would want to exit NC 49 at Science Hill Road and then make the left onto Lassister Mill. Coming from the west on NC 49 you could exit at Mechanic Road and then turn right onto Lassiter Mill Road.

Traveling south on Lassiter Mill Road I eventually passed by Waynick Meadow Road on the right and Uwharrie Road on the left. The next left is the access gravel road to the trail head. A small sign marks the turn. This access road ends in 0.7 miles at a large parking area.

From the trail head I hiked 30 minutes on the Robbins Branch Trail to a junction with the Thornburg Trail. I continued on the Robbins Branch Trail as it turned from north to east descending to the Robbins Branch stream. The trail follows the stream for a half mile, but after thrashing thru and about several blowdowns I departed the stream bank and trail and headed NW up to the ridge-like Brush Mountain. Atop the ridge I followed an old forest road to the two summit areas of Brush. The most northern of these two contains several large boulders and outcrops which contend for high point. Actually, the first summit area contends as well. I made sure to set foot on all contenders. Just north of the largest outcrop is pasture and a large home.

If just doing Brush, figure on two hours round trip with views limited to what you can take in from the pasture edge.
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    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack

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