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Category: Friends of the Smokies

Hyatt Ridge Trail — October Classic Hike

October 23, 2019

Smokies view

Hike leader Steve Winchester shares the group’s experience of hiking the October Classic Hike of the Smokies —  a lollipop trail of Hyatt Ridge Trail to McGee Spring Campsite, then Beech Gap Trail and Straight Fork Road.  by Steve Winchester…

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Park Hosts National Bat Week Program for Junior Rangers

October 18, 2019

From Great Smoky Mountains National Parks News Reports: Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a Junior Ranger program in honor of National Bat Week on Saturday, October 19, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center…

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Photographing and viewing elk safely

October 17, 2019

elk in GSMNP - photo by Linda Spangler

by Julie Dodd Elk are one of the iconic animals of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and many park visitors are eager to view and photograph the elk. Most of the elk are located in North Carolina, in the…

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