Blue Ridge Expeditions: Brushy Mountain Hike, Bland County, VA

Blue Ridge Expeditions: Brushy Mountain Hike, Bland County, VA

Finally, some fun in the sun! On September 27th, after two previous hikes in the rain, seven of us had a wonderful sunny day on the trail. With perfect temperatures, we traversed the spine of Brushy Mountain in the Crandon area of Bland, VA. Starting at Route #608, we hiked the 5.3 miles to Route #606 at a 150 foot long suspension bridge over Kimberling Creek. Participants came from Bland, Wythe, and Mercer counties.

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No bear, deer, or turkey, but we did see an unusual millipede and some beautiful ferns and fungus. We heard raven, white-breasted nuthatch, and downy woodpeckers.