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Category: Guest Blog Post

Porters Creek hike — wildflowers and historic sites

April 28, 2019

Messer Family cantilevered barn in GSMNP

The FOTS April Classic Hike of the Smokies was Porters Creek Trail. The hike leader was Danny Bernstein, who has hiked all the GSMNP trails, the Appalachian Trail, and South Beyond 6,000, 40 mountains over 6,000 feet in the Southern…

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Big Creek Trail tells story of logging before GSMNP created

April 22, 2019

FOTS Big Creek Trail hiking group

The FOTS March Classic Hike of the Smokies was Big Creek Trail. The trail leader was Jack Case, a life-long resident of the Maggie Valley. Jack shares insights about the area and the hike in this blog post. by Jack…

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GSMNP high school interns value learning about NPS careers, gaining friends, developing self-confidence

December 4, 2018

GSMNP interns lead interpretive session - NPS photo

Brette Pattillo shares the experience of the GSMNP high school summer interns. Brette says the interns were brought together by their intrigue and love of nature. They learned about NPS careers, challenged themselves, developed friendships, and became stewards of the…

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