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Category: Classic Hike of the Smokies

Classic Hike along Pretty Hollow Gap Trail

October 22, 2014

By Anna Lee Zanetti The October Classic Hike along Pretty Hollow Gap Trail in Cataloochee Valley was the first hike canceled in the history of this program. Friends of the Smokies typically hike rain or shine but not in flash…

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Hike to Charlies Bunion provides challenge and range of weather for Friends of the Smokies hikers

September 3, 2014

Charlies Bunion View - photo by Julie Dodd

by Julie Dodd The hike to Charlies Bunion – the August Classic Hike of the Smokies — started with a vote. Were we going to do the hike or not, hike leader Anna Lee Zanetti asked us. We were gathered…

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Classic Hike of the Smokies: Danny Bernstein leads group hike from Newfound Gap to Kephart Prong Trailhead

September 11, 2013

Our Class Hike of the Smokies started just a few yards from here -- where President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1940. Photo by Julie Dodd

by Julie Dodd On a hot afternoon in July, I was part of a group of 27, following master hiker Danny Bernstein, as we hiked down the Sweat Heifer Creek Trail. This was the July edition of the Classic Hikes…

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