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Category: Smokies Trails Forever

Classic Hike of the Smokies: Danny Bernstein leads group hike from Newfound Gap to Kephart Prong Trailhead

September 11, 2013

Our Class Hike of the Smokies started just a few yards from here -- where President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1940. Photo by Julie Dodd

by Julie Dodd On a hot afternoon in July, I was part of a group of 27, following master hiker Danny Bernstein, as we hiked down the Sweat Heifer Creek Trail. This was the July edition of the Classic Hikes…

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Hikers celebrate Margaret Stevenson’s 101st birthday with special hike to Mt. LeConte

August 1, 2013

hikers number off during 101st birthday celebration for Margaret Stevenson

by Julie Dodd The sun shone on high spirits at the top of Mt. LeConte as 68 hikers gathered at LeConte Lodge on July 17 to celebrate what would have been Margaret Stevenson’s 101st birthday. Margaret, one of the legendary…

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Smokies Road Conditions & Trails Forever Infographic

December 21, 2012

On a blustery Smoky Mountain afternoon when winds and rains banished any thoughts of venturing outside, I decided to take a shot (yesterday) at creating an infographic. I had seen some really neat ones lately, like this one of the…

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