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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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#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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