Category: Smokies Photos

86th Anniversary of the “Goodwill Tour”

June 9, 2015

On June 9, 1929, staff from the Knoxville News Sentinel​ and the Asheville Citizen-Times​ met on top of Clingmans Dome at a wooden surveyors tower as part of a “Goodwill Tour” between the two states. Over the highest point on…

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Alum Cave Trail restoration underway as part of FOTS Trails Forever project

May 12, 2015

Alum Cave Trail with handrail - Photo by Julie Dodd

by Julie Dodd Restoration work has started on the Alum Cave Trail, one of the most popular trails in the Smokies. The two-year project, which began on May 4, will improve safety for hikers and reduce trial erosion. The trail…

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#FindYourPark Contest Winners

May 5, 2015

For National Park Week (April 18-26), we wanted to celebrate Great Smoky Mountains National Park and this year’s theme, Find Your Park, with a few contests on our Facebook page. There were trivia contests, a photo contest, and more. Thanks to…

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