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Category: Friends of the Smokies

20 Reasons We’re Thankful for Our Friends

November 16, 2012

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Whether you join at $35 to become a membership card-carrying Friend of the Smokies, or whether you purchase our specialty license plate in North Carolina or Tennessee, or whether you’ve joined us for one of our special hikes or fun…

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Hiking Chimney Tops Trail shows value of Trail Forever restoration work

November 13, 2012

by Meridith Elliott Powell Watching “Sandy” hit the northeast made me start thinking just how much we, as a society, take for granted. We walk in a room and just expect the lights to turn on, grab our cell phones…

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Hiking with Friends of the Smokies

October 26, 2012

Last month on my 40th birthday, I hiked up the Big Creek trail with Danny Bernstein, author of Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains as she led a group from Friends of the Smokies on an excursion that included the…

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