Photo by Stéphane Brice
|Range/Region:||Southwest Basins and Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Feb, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov|
|Nearest major airport:||El Paso|
|Convenient Center:||White's City, NM|
Thanks to Scott Kelley for adding this peak.
Bush Mountain lies on the far western edge of the Guadalupe escarpment, a 12.4 mile round-trip hike from Pine Springs. Consider obtaining a backpacking permit for this peak. Either way you climb it, there will be four or five progressively higher points before the actual mountain, so beware of false peaks. The summit of the 2nd-highest point in Texas is large and rounded with a few trees on the summit. Look for the repeater station on top once you get there. The 2,000-3,000 foot drop of the western edge of the peak offers awesome views to the west.
Thanks to Scott Kelley for this description.