Category: Smokies Photos

#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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Classic Hike along Pretty Hollow Gap Trail

October 22, 2014

By Anna Lee Zanetti The October Classic Hike along Pretty Hollow Gap Trail in Cataloochee Valley was the first hike canceled in the history of this program. Friends of the Smokies typically hike rain or shine but not in flash…

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Gran Fondo Asheville 2014

September 11, 2014

The first ever Gran Fondo Asheville was held on Sunday, Sept. 7, and it was a huge success, raising over $30,000 for Friends of the Smokies! A “gran fondo” is an exciting mix between a leisurely group bike ride and a…

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