Category: Hiking

Holiday Happenings with Friends of the Smokies

December 7, 2012

It doesn’t feel a whole lot like a white Christmas is imminent for us here in the Great Smoky Mountains.  In fact, right now, it’s sunny and 50 degrees, with a forecast for the 70’s this weekend for the 37th…

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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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