Friends Of The Smokies Blog

GSMNP high school internship program provides career insights and inspiration

September 15, 2018

GSMNP interns doing trail work 2018

Stuart Hemmer-Skidmore, a senior at the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences in Asheville, NC, participated in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park high school internship program this past summer. In this post, he shares the insights he gained through…

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August Classic Hike of the Smokies explores Bradley Fork Trail

September 5, 2018

Hiker Billie Green led the August Classic Hike of the Smokies on Bradley Fork Trail. She shares her group’s experience in this blog post. by Billie Green The August Classic Hike series was held on Tuesday, August 14, on the…

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July Classic Hike: AT and Mountains to Sea Trail

July 19, 2018

picnic at Andrews Bald - photo by Linda Spangler

Beth Ransom led the July hike. Beth joined FOTS when she began hiking GSMNP trails, after she completed the Carolina Mountain Club’s Pisgah 400 (hiking all 400 miles of trails in the Pisgah Ranger District) and South Beyond 6000 (40…

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