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Category: Smokies Photos

Interpretation encourages GSMNP visitors to care for park resources, build emotional connections with park

September 5, 2019

GSMNP interns displaying interpretation projects

Learning to talk with GSMNP visitors about park resources  was one of the skills the GSMNP high school summer interns learned during their six-week internship. Abbey Lawrence  writes about the training involved to do interpretation presentations and the interns’ experience…

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Elk monitoring in Cataloochee Valley

August 24, 2019

interns using telemetry equipment

Monitoring elk with telemetry was one of the skills the GSMNP high school summer interns learned during their six-week internship. Hunter Hicks explains the experience the interns had tracking down elk calves. by Hunter Hicks William Blount High School graduate…

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Hiking Appalachian Trail – Sweat Heifer – Kephart Prong: Wildflowers, bees and thunderstorms!    

August 22, 2019

Hikers on Kephart Trail

August’s Classic Hike of the Smokies included three trails – the Appalachian Trail, Sweat Heifer and Kephart Prong – starting in Tennessee and ending in North Carolina. The hike leader was Lynda Doucette, who recently retired after a 30-year career…

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