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Category: Hiking

Hiking Appalachian Trail – Sweat Heifer – Kephart Prong: Wildflowers, bees and thunderstorms!    

August 22, 2019

Hikers on Kephart Trail

August’s Classic Hike of the Smokies included three trails – the Appalachian Trail, Sweat Heifer and Kephart Prong – starting in Tennessee and ending in North Carolina. The hike leader was Lynda Doucette, who recently retired after a 30-year career…

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FOTS Trails Forever crew restores Trillium Gap Trail

August 1, 2019

Trillium Gap Trail restoration crew - photo by Josh Shapiro

by Julie Dodd Work is underway on the restoration of the Trillium Gap Trail, with work being completed by the Trails Forever crew funded by Friends of the Smokies. Trillium Gap Trail is one of the most popular hikes in…

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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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