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Category: Guest Blog Post

Noland Divide hike — rhododendron in bloom

July 27, 2019

GSMNP Rosebay rhododendron

The July Classic Hike of the Smokies was led by Beth Ransom. Beth joined FOTS when she began hiking GSMNP trails, after she completed the Carolina Mountain Club’s Pisgah 400 (hiking all 400 miles of trails in the Pisgah Ranger…

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FOTS Gatlinburg Overnight Experience: Hiking, learning more about GSMNP and meeting with Superintendent Cassius Cash

July 10, 2019

GSMNP Superintendent Cassius Cash and members of FOTS

Friends of the Smokies hosted the Gatlinburg Overnight Experience, June 25-26, including  group hikes, a tour of the Twin Creeks Science and Education Center, and a talk by Superintendent Cassius Cash on the state of the Park. The proceeds from…

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Cataloochee Valley Loop hike: History and special trees

June 13, 2019

View of Smokies

The FOTS May Classic Hike of the Smokies was the Cataloochee Valley Loop, including Rough Fork, Caldwell Fork Trail and Fork Ridge Trail. The hike leader was Mike Knies, who has marked over 1,200 home sites in the park, maintains…

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