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Category: Friends of the Smokies

Goldmine Loop Trail and lunch at Swain County Visitor Center cap off 2019 Classic Hike season

December 21, 2019

hikers on Goldmine Trail - photo by Jason Burton

The Goldmine Loop Trail completed the 2019 Classic Hikes of the Smokies series. Hike leader Danny Bernstein shares the hike in this guest blog post. Bernstein, an outdoor writer and blogger, recently received FOTS Spirit of Philanthropy award for her…

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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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