Morning Edition 9/25/13: You've Driven By It. Now Climb Up And Stay A While!
Western North Carolina is so full of beautiful places to see or fun things to do or new things to learn, that sometimes, if you live here, you miss a lot. Grandfather Mountain is one of those places.
If you like to ski, you've driven by it. But other than thinking, "I bet there's a great view from up there!", you probably haven't stopped and 'set a spell.'
Penn Dameron is the Executive Director of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation and he had a whole lot to say about how things look from up there - especially this time of year. There are animals to see, tons of things to learn, about a quarter-million people a year visit, and it is now officially protected from development--for good!
Hear what Dameron has to say, and then plan your first (or next) trip to Grandfather Mountain, one of the most incredible places in the world.