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Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Friends Across the Mountains Telethon, Wednesday, Aug. 14

August 8, 2019

by Julie Dodd Friends of the Smokies is hosting the Friends Across the Mountains Telethon on Wednesday, August 14, to raise funds for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The telethon will be broadcast live on WBIR Channel 10 in…

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FOTS Trails Forever crew restores Trillium Gap Trail

August 1, 2019

Trillium Gap Trail restoration crew - photo by Josh Shapiro

by Julie Dodd Work is underway on the restoration of the Trillium Gap Trail, with work being completed by the Trails Forever crew funded by Friends of the Smokies. Trillium Gap Trail is one of the most popular hikes in…

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Noland Divide hike — rhododendron in bloom

July 27, 2019

GSMNP Rosebay rhododendron

The July Classic Hike of the Smokies was led by Beth Ransom. Beth joined FOTS when she began hiking GSMNP trails, after she completed the Carolina Mountain Club’s Pisgah 400 (hiking all 400 miles of trails in the Pisgah Ranger…

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