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Category: Smokies Photos

GSMNP interns track elk and learn about NPS careers

December 12, 2019

Adam Wampler listening for signal on telemetry equipment

GSMNP high school summer intern Adam Wampler describes his favorite day of this six-week internship — learning to locate elk in Cataloochee Valley.  Wampler was one of 16 interns who participated in the program. by Adam Wampler Tuscola High School…

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FOTS Giving Tuesday initiative – making Oliver Cabin trail accessible

December 1, 2019

John Oliver Cabin in Cades Cove

by Julie Dodd #GivingTuesday, on Dec. 3, is an opportunity for you to join the global day of giving to help fund important projects in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This year’s Giving Tuesday special project is rehabilitating and…

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FOTS Trails Forever crew completes first phase of Trillium Gap Trail restoration

November 18, 2019

Trillium Gap Trail after

by Julie Dodd The first stage of the restoration of Trillium Gap Trail, one of the most popular GSMNP trails, has wrapped up for the season with major improvements made from the trailhead to Grotto Falls. The last day of…

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