Category: Hiking

Classic Hike of the Smokies: Danny Bernstein leads group hike from Newfound Gap to Kephart Prong Trailhead

September 11, 2013

Our Class Hike of the Smokies started just a few yards from here -- where President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1940. Photo by Julie Dodd

by Julie Dodd On a hot afternoon in July, I was part of a group of 27, following master hiker…

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National Park Service celebrates 97th birthday on Aug. 25

August 25, 2013

Bridalveil Falls Yosemite - photo by Julie Dodd

by Julie Dodd Happy Birthday to the National Park Service! Every August 25, the National Park Service celebrates its Founders…

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Laurel Falls Trail provides great view and do-able hike

August 23, 2013

Laurel Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

by Julie Dodd Nature’s air conditioning. That’s what you experience by standing by Laurel Falls. The July day when I…

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