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A rockin’ (spring) break

Matthew Meinzer (climbing), Quinlin Riggs (on belay) and Carson Fawzie (sitting) tke advantage of spring break at Pilot Mountain State Park.

The three teenage girls sat on the stone steps at the Ledge Spring trailhead, parallel texting and oblivious. All wore sunglasses, all were elsewhere. Sensing my approach, one leaned slightly, thumbs continuing to hammer her tiny keyboard. I managed to squeeze by. At least they’re outside, I thought, trying to put some positive spin on the scene yesterday afternoon at Pilot Mountain State Park. read more