Brushy Mountain is a spectacular knob perched on the north slope of Mt LeConte and is a relatively open heath bald with nice views above the thick and brushy azalea, rhododendron and laurel covering. We should also expect some fall colors to add to the scenery.
The hike begins at the Porters Creek trailhead and we will pass a few historic buildings including the “Hiking Club Cabin” and also a few remnants of older cabins before starting the climb up to Trillium Gap and over to the knob. We may also locate the Fittified Spring along the way. After a lunch break at the top we will return back by the same route.
Meet at the Porters Creek trailhead at the end of Greenbrier Road at 9:00. Hike 12 miles RT with about 3000ft elevation gain. Rated difficult.
Pre-registration with the leader is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.
Leader: Tim Bigelow, firstname.lastname@example.org, 865-607-6781