Saturday, June 1st, National Trails Day
9am-2pm: It's National Trails Day and prime time to take care of one of our state's most iconic areas, Looking Glass Rock's the Nose Area. Trail day will be led by Carolina Climbers Coalition Trail Crew Leaders. Meet at The Nose parking area on 475B. Carpool. Bring your favorite trail tool, food, water, climbing gear for self guided climbing afterwards. We will be installing rolling grade dips and locust steps to mitigate water damage to the trail and improve user experience.
2-5pm: Self guided climb time
5-7pm: Eat/drink at The Hub to support our venue sponsor. CCC membership drive and raffle.
7pm: Purchase copies of Some Stories signed by Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia’s founder, to support sponsor Patagonia and the CCC. Kitty Calhoun available to sign.
7:30pm: Presentation by Kitty Calhoun, Patagonia Alpine Ambassador, followed by another book signing opportunity. Bring your own chair!
Trail Day: The Nose Trailhead on 475B in Pisgah Forest for the trail day
Book Event: The Hub and Pisgah Tavern
11 Mama’s Place
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
If You Cannot Make the Event
Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.
If You’re Attending the Event
After a day of climbing activities, Patagonia Alpine Ambassador Kitty Calhoun will talk about being an ambassador for Patagonia and her environmental causes, as well as the new book Some Stories: Lessons from the Edge of Business and Sport by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia, hardcover, $45.00). Kitty will be available before and after her presentation to sign books. Books signed by Yvon can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540, and Fiction Addiction will have signed books for sale at the event.
About Some Stories
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.” — Yvon Chouinard
For nearly 80 years, Yvon Chouinard has followed his own advice, pursuing, with equal fervor, sports adventures, business excellence, and environmental activism. Since 1950, he has captured the lessons and revelations he’s learned in articles and books, personal letters and poetry, introductions and eulogies. In this fascinating inside look, Chouinard himself has selected his favorites from years of reflection, all accompanied by illustrative photos, many never published before. The results is both more of Chouinard’s iconoclastic and provocative thinking, his skilled storytelling and sense of humor, and a picture of the evolution of his thoughts and philosophies. With articles on sports, from falconry to fishing and climbing to surfing, with musings on the purpose of business and the importance of environmental activism, this very personal book is like sitting on the couch with this amazing man, flipping through his photo album as he tells the stories of his life. Some Stories is an eclectic portrait of a unique life lived well. Yet the final pages of the book indicate that Chouinard will continue to challenge people, business, and the world. He presents the company’s new simple but direct mission statement, revised for the first time in 27 years: “We are in business to save our home planet.” With it he emphasizes the urgency of the climate crisis then entreats every person’s obligation to reflect on, commit to, and act on this mission.
The CCC would like to thank Fiction Addiction and Patagonia for putting this great event together!
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768