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.
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.