April 21, 2020
Alum Cave At-Home Adventure is a Virtual Fundraising Hike on one of Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s most iconic trails. The event is an opportunity for supporters to raise funds for the park’s preservation and wildlife management programs.
Although the trail will look different for everyone, we’re all going the distance together – 4.6 miles for a roundtrip hike to Alum Cave or 10 miles up to the top of Mount Le Conte and down via Alum Cave Trail.
Find your own trail. It could be your yard, your neighborhood or your treadmill.
Supporters of all levels of ability are encouraged to be part of the virtual event so a “park bench sit” option is available.
“Even though the park is closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, critical preservation and wildlife management efforts must continue,” said Tim Chandler, Executive Director and CEO at Friends of the Smokies. “We’re hoping our ‘Friends’ can help while enjoying this outdoor challenge that honors one of the park’s most iconic trails.”
Anyone can join us in solidarity to raise funds for Great Smoky Mountains National Park from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, we could all gather at Alum Cave, Cataloochee and Laurel Falls, but now staying home and practicing social distancing is paramount.
Here’s how it works:
Information and registration can be found online at AlumCaveAtHome.org.
Posted by Julie Dodd