We took the long weekend and and drove to western North Carolina for some rock climbing, a little r&r and walks through very wet woods. We climbed at Looking Glass in the Pisgah National Forest (all of which George Vanderbilt gave to the NFS) on Saturday, putting up the very classic 4-pitch Sundial Crack. Watching the sun begin to dip behind the western ridgeline from 500ft off the deck was pretty cool. [Note the "what have I gotten myself into?" smile on my face]
Sunday it misted, spit, poured and blew rain sideways. One of those western Carolina days when you'd never know there were any mountains we were so socked in with fog. I took this photo before the worst of it rolled in. Of course, that made the next morning even more beautifulI love Whiteside Mountain in a religious way. What cathedral can equal this piece of God's architecture? Speaking of architecture, what is wrong with this picture?