Sometimes people ask us if it gets old living in a small, mountain town or if we enjoy the mountains less since they are in our backyard. That's an easy question, because the answer is a resounding 'no.' Although there are a lot of hikes and climbs we have done again and again, we are always excited to get outside in Brevard's backyard.

It is also a blast whenever something happens for the first time. The first year we lived in Brevard, I managed to encounter several black bears both in Pisgah and Dupont. Lately, I seem to be on a black bear dry spell. Last year, I saw my first Rattlesnake while hiking to Twin Falls. This year, I was delighted to see a Scarlet Tanager while hiking up to the Looking Glass Overlook Trail. This striking bird can be tough to spot, as it prefers the deepest parts of the forest.

So, as spring turns to summer, we are again enjoying all the forest has to offer, whether it is seeing something for the first time or the twenty-seventh. Stop in the shop on your way to the forest. We've got some great products that are new to us, like the Prana Quinn Dress and the canvas 5.10 Guide Tennie. Have fun out there!

Climb Globally, Shop Locally
Looking Glass Outfitters
69 Hendersonville Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768