Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Stream Guardian: The New GSMNP Fisheries Newsletter

January 4, 2018

With more than 2,100 miles of streams, Great Smoky Mountains National Park attracts its fair share of anglers, an estimated 400,000 annually! To help reach them all with project updates, reports, and fun fish facts about these precious freshwater resources,…

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Hikers explore Elkmont area for December Classic Hike

January 2, 2018

Spence Cabin in Elkmont

by Julie Dodd The Classic Hikes of the Smokies wrapped up 2017 with a hike in Elkmont on Dec. 14. The hikers hiked the Little River Trail, Cucumber Gap Trail, and a section of Jakes Creek Trail. Expert hiker and…

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Trails Forever restores Rainbow Falls Trail

December 14, 2017

Rainbow Falls Trail before & after

by Josh Shapiro Trails Forever Crew Supervisor 2017 was a productive year on Rainbow Falls Trail. The NPS Trails Forever Crew consisted of nine members and worked alongside a 12 person ACE Crew along with Wednesday volunteer crews.  In all,…

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