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2022-11-01  
2017-05-08  
Brushy Mountain 7600, NM
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Brushy Mountain 7600, NM 
Brushy Mountain 7600, NM
 
Scenic Drive0.20 Miles 19 AEG
Scenic Drive0.20 Miles      5 Mns   2.40 mph
19 ft AEG
 
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This was a drive to the top of Brushy Mountain, south of the town of Mule Creek, NM.

I believe that there are 9 different Brushy Mountains in New Mexico. This particular Brushy Mountain has an elevation of 7,600 feet and prominence of 2,280 feet. It is easily recognized by a large FAA geodesic radome (short for radar domw) that is on top of the mountain. The radome looks like a giant golf ball or ea giant egg, and it can be seen for miles around.

The drive in was about 15 miles on a dirt road. The road is well graded and a 4WD vehicle is not necessary to make the drive. I went ahead and used 4WD on the drive since it is better on your tires and better on the road to do so.

I knew there was a gate not far below the summit, and I had planned to park at the gate and walk the rest of the way. However, the gate was open and I took that as an invitation to drive on up, so I did.

I parked next to the radome, walked over to the obvious highpoint, walked around and took a few pictures, and then left.
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 Culture [ checklist ]
[ checklist ]  HAZ Rides  Radome
 Named place
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[ checklist ]  Brushy Mountain
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