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Category: Guest Blog Post

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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Exploring life in Smokies in 1800s

October 31, 2019

GSMNP high school Tennessee interns 2019

The GSMNP high school summer interns learned about life for those who lived in the Great Smoky Mountains in the 1800s by visiting Cades Cove and the Mountain Farm Museum in Oconaluftee. Anna Wright shares some of what the interns…

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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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