Coffee, climbing slated at Obed

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Obed Wild and Scenic River will have two free programs on April 5.

Join National Park Service rangers for a free cup of coffee and informational sesion at Lilly Bridge from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

The Climb With a Ranger program will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning at Lilly Bridge.

The park will provide all gear for rock climbing. Those participating should bring drinking water and sturdy footwear.

Depending on participant interests and ability levels, participants will travel to one of several different climbing areas around the park.

Would-be rock climbers of all ages are welcome to attend.

In the event of inclement weather, call the park visitor center at 423-346-6294 for details or go to Twitter @ObedWSR for updates.

No reservations are necessary for either of the free programs. The public may participate in one or both programs.