Category: Volunteering

Alum Cave Trail restoration underway as part of FOTS Trails Forever project

May 12, 2015

Alum Cave Trail with handrail - Photo by Julie Dodd

by Julie Dodd Restoration work has started on the Alum Cave Trail, one of the most popular trails in the Smokies. The two-year project, which began on May 4, will improve safety for hikers and reduce trial erosion. The trail…

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Trailcams capture Chimney Tops Trail restoration work

January 28, 2015

Chimney Tops trailcam

by Julie Dodd Thanks to the photo planning and editing skills of Tobias Miller, Smokies Trail Crew Supervisor, you can watch three sections of the Chimney Tops Trail be restored right in front of your eyes. Trailcams were installed on…

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Restoring trails and supporting wildlife — FOTS highlights in 2014

December 30, 2014

Cataloochee Bull Elk

by Julie Dodd This post shares highlights of some of the Friends of the Smokies projects for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during 2014. You can click on the links to read more about each project. Elk herd continued…

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