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Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Effects of the Shutdown Will Linger in GSMNP

February 11, 2019

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This article will be appearing in our Winter 2018-19 issue of ShaConage. Enjoy the sneak peek below and check your mailboxes in the next few weeks! Government Shutdown 2018-19 After funding appropriations lapsed, the federal government entered a partial shutdown…

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2019 Classic Hikes of the Smokies

January 12, 2019

FOTS Oct 2018 Classic Hike - photo by Linda Spangler

by Julie Dodd Start planning now to join the 2019 Classic Hikes of the Smokies. The hikes are each Tuesday of the month, from March through December. These guided hikes explore trails all over the park and support Trails Forever,…

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Snow changes December Classic Hike destination

December 21, 2018

December Classic Hike 2018 hikers with GSMNP sign - photo by Linda Spangler

by Julie Dodd Snow closed US 441 through the Smokies, but that didn’t keep FOTS hikers from getting in a December Classic Hike. But the snow did change the hike location. Instead of hiking the Kephart Trail as scheduled, the…

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