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Category: Smokies Photos

Trillium Gap Trail restoration work — highlight of Classic Hike

October 5, 2019

Trillium Gap Trail sign

by Julie Dodd The September Classic Hike of the Smokies was on one of the most popular trails in the Park – Trillium Gap Trail. Eleven hikers made the 13.1-mile roundtrip to Mt. Le Conte, which included hiking to Grotto…

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Interns investigate insects in GSMNP

October 3, 2019

snail in burn zone in GSMNP

GSMNP high school summer intern Joseph Vazzana explains how rangers and interns identify insects, using a specially designed refrigerator trap to chill the insects. Vazzana was one of 16 interns who participated in the program. by Joseph Vazzana Pellissippi State…

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Archaeological survey provides learning experience for GSMNP high school interns

September 26, 2019

GSMNP archaeologist digging

GSMNP high school intern Staci Mann describes the experience of working with park archaeologists to conduct a survey, using shovels, tarps, a GPS and a sifter. The GSMNP summer high school internship program enables students to learn more about NPS…

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