Mild Weather Affords Hiking Opportunities at Blue Ridge Mountain Club

This winter season has so far been unusually mild! While it may not be the best for the area ski resorts, it has been wonderful for owners and prospects visiting Blue Ridge Mountain Club (BRMC).   

The sunshine and milder temperatures have brought more folks up to the Blowing Rock area to explore potential homesites without the foilage on the trees and snow or ice on the ground, with greater comfort that they were not going to get caught in a mountain snow storm. The milder weather also extends many outdoor activites that normally slow down significantly. Four of our newest owners have recently begun digging foundations for their vacation/second homes, and we have approximately eight more getting ready to start. Seeing all this activity is very exciting. 

Our owners and prospects have been able to enjoy what seems like late November hiking on our 9-10 miles of trails. This photo was taken December 31, 2011, of Beth Geist (pictured top right) and two of her close friends on a hike to “The Blue Hole” at BRMC. The Geists are from Monroe, Louisiana, and they rarely have a chance to enjoy their newly-finished timber framed cottage in Watson Gap. They brought their friends to BRMC to ring in the New Year and show off their cottage. Being from Louisiana, they didn’t even mind NOT seeing the snow fall while they relaxed in front of their outdoor fireplace on their covered porch.
 
I don’t agree with Punxsutawney Phil’s six-more-weeks-of-winter prediction; I say bring on spring!