It was 78 degrees today around an almost full Lake Lure. After six days of mild temperatures, Spring is here, and it has happened in just a few days.
The far north end of the lake features the classic boathouses and the elegant mountainside homes.
This is the 18th hole at Rumbling Bald Resort.
Young’s Mountain overlooks the golf course.
Three northeastern schools arrived this week for Spring Training. This is the eight man crew from Columbia University. Today, the Ohio State eight and four man crews were also on the Lake.
After two roundtrips on the three mile long lake, the afternoon session is finally over for this exhausted crew.
From a high ridge on the east side of the lake, Hickory Nut Gorge stretches toward Bearwallow Mountain on the western horizon. Hard to believe that all of this was covered in snow just seventeen days ago, and that the coldest temperature in ten years was recorded just three weeks ago.