Spring 2012 in WNC

Where does the time go?? It definitely feels like Old Man Winter is on his way out around Brevard and in Pisgah National Forest. Daffodils are blooming and buds are stirring. It has been a pretty mild winter around here, much to the chagrin of ice climbers. But, the spring conditions have already been rewarding climbers in Looking Glass and boulderers at Rumbling Bald with crisp days full of friction.

Speaking of Rumbling Bald, check out the Carolina Climbers Coalition for information on this week's inaugural meeting of the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park. If you don't have time to attend, at least make sure you are a member of the CCC and a diligent climber when it comes to public access, climber impact and parking. These are sensitive issues around the country and particularly in North Carolina. Nobody wants to jeopardize access to some of the south's best climbing!

In the meantime, have fun getting outside in these spring conditions. Come check out what is new at Looking Glass Outfitters, and we hope to see you at the Banff Mountain Film Festival!

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Looking Glass Outfitters
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768