MUSHAWAY PEAK. Mushaway (Muchakooaga, Muchakooga, Mucha Kowa, Mucha Koway) Peak, also formerly known as Cordova Peak, is four miles southeast of Gail in central Borden County (at 32°43' N, 101°24' W). With a summit of 2,862 feet above mean sea level, it rises some 384 feet above a nearby county road. The summit was for a time called Mount Irwin, after Dave Irwin of the Fourth United States Cavalry. The butte is of the same structure as the Llano Estacado and is an outlier of that formation left standing by erosion. The surrounding terrain varies from flat and gently sloping to moderately steep slopes with locally high relief. Local soils include moderately deep silt loams and loose sands. Mesquite and grasses grow in the area.
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