Ascent of Brush Mountain on 2019-11-09

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Date:Saturday, November 9, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Brush Mountain
    Elevation:3761 ft / 1146 m

Ascent Trip Report

We approached this peak from the south.
From the signed parking lot in Angelo Reserve, we rode mountain bikes on the dirt road 3.5 miles to the signed White House Trail. Locking out bikes up to a tree, we then hiked the trail roughly a half mile to the abandoned White House, probably an old hunting Lodge. From here, follow an unsigned trail just south of the White House towards Ten Mile Creek. The trail goes roughly a mile or more before disappearing, where we then hiked mostly cross country on the south side of the creek.

Reaching the prominent gully south of the peak, we crossed the creek (easy late in the year) and climbed up sidehilling mostly on the steep east bank, but later hiking in the gully itself all the way to the SE ridge. The gully is a bit rocky with some brush and downed trees, including some poison oak in it's lower half. But it is tree covered and shaded, which greatly reduced the bushwhacking potential. An old fire break is at the ridge and is partly overgrown. We follow the break to the top. Bob and Sean put together an excellent route up the peak that was, ironically enough, not very brushy. About 13-14 miles round trip, including the mtn bike part. Roughly 6-7 hrs round trip.
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    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Scramble
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