Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Alum Cave Trail restoration improves hiking experience

June 15, 2017

by Julie Dodd An added bonus of a recent hike to Mt. Le Conte was being able to see the completed  Alum Cave Trail restoration work. The trail was a two-year restoration project for the Trails Forever crew, with work done during…

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May Classic Hike led by former GSMNP Deputy Superintendent Kevin FitzGerald

May 19, 2017

Trail sign for Caldwell Creek Trail

by Julie Dodd The May Classic Hike of the Smokies provided hikers with the opportunity to view elk, admire giant poplars, and learn the human history of the Caldwell Fork area. The hike, on May 9, was led by Kevin…

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Wildflowers on Big Creek Trail for April Classic Hike of the Smokies

April 25, 2017

Trillium on Big Creek Trail

by Julie Dodd The April Classic Hike of the Smokies, on April 11, was  Big Creek Trail and provided the hikers a great day to experience the signs of Spring in the Smokies, including many types of wildflowers. Twenty hikers…

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