Peak:  Teocalli Mountain (13er)
 Route:  Trail 554
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  marcusmartin
 Date of Info:  10/17/2020
 Date Posted:  10/17/2020

Brush Creek Road from the Pearl Pass junction is very rocky, rutted and muddy (occasionally) to the TH at the base of Teocalli mountain. My standard 4 Runner bottomed a few times but we made it. Go slow and be careful. We found on the way out that it helps to have your passenger get out and direct you around the rocks and ruts. Very tough hike to the summit. Straight up from the junction where the mountain bikers begin their descent. The final push across the top to the true summit is extremely rocky (loose) and difficult. Route finding is hard across this section. There are some cairns but route finding was still challenging. Poles are very helpful. The wind was unrelenting at the summit. I think our total RT mileage was approximately 8.7 miles of hiking.

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