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Category: Friends of the Smokies

GSMNP interns track elk and learn about NPS careers

December 12, 2019

Adam Wampler listening for signal on telemetry equipment

GSMNP high school summer intern Adam Wampler describes his favorite day of this six-week internship — learning to locate elk in Cataloochee Valley.  Wampler was one of 16 interns who participated in the program. by Adam Wampler Tuscola High School…

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Goldmine Loop Trail and holiday gathering features for December Classic Hike of the Smokies

December 4, 2019

FOTS hikers at tunnel

by Julie Dodd Join Friends of the Smokies to hike the Goldmine Loop Trail on Tuesday, Dec. 10, followed by a holiday celebration. This is the final Classic Hike of the Year for 2019. You must register in advance. The…

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FOTS Giving Tuesday initiative – making Oliver Cabin trail accessible

December 1, 2019

John Oliver Cabin in Cades Cove

by Julie Dodd #GivingTuesday, on Dec. 3, is an opportunity for you to join the global day of giving to help fund important projects in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This year’s Giving Tuesday special project is rehabilitating and…

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