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Ascent of Brushy Mountain on 2020-04-20

Climber: Fred Brown

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, April 20, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Brushy Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:7405 ft / 2257 m

Ascent Trip Report

Roads to Brushy Mtn have different names than those shown on maps. The roads are all signed with small green signs like those found in cities. Getting to Brushy Mtn: Take US-180 to its intersection Bursum Road (NM-159). Opposite the turnoff to Bursum Rd is a graded dirt road, signed, SUNFLOWER MESA (C004). Turn on to Sunflower Mesa Rd and stay on it as it winds around and heads west. At the intersection with ROBERTS PARK RD (CR-003, FR-106) turn south. This road is called Smoothing Iron Rd on maps. At the intersection of Roberts Park Rd and HOLLIMON CANYON (CR-057) turn east. On maps Hollimon Canyon Rd is called Pine Canyon Rd. There's a sign pointing to Brushy Mtn once your close to the turnoff. Upon turning onto Brushy Mtn Rd you will encounter a locked gate. It's a 1.4 mile hike (sign says its one mile) to the highpoint which is rock by a comm site building. There's a summit log under the rock in a jar.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:535 ft / 163 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Brushy Mtn Road
    Trailhead:Brushy Mtn Rd by Locked Gate  6870 ft / 2093 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes



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