Friends Of The Smokies Blog

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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GSMNP high school interns value learning about NPS careers, gaining friends, developing self-confidence

December 4, 2018

GSMNP interns lead interpretive session - NPS photo

Brette Pattillo shares the experience of the GSMNP high school summer interns. Brette says the interns were brought together by their intrigue and love of nature. They learned about NPS careers, challenged themselves, developed friendships, and became stewards of the…

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Double your Donation on #GivingTuesday

November 15, 2018

For the past few years, Friends of the Smokies has participated in #GivingTuesday, a worldwide movement to encourage people to give back to organizations that make a difference in their communities. Following Thanksgiving, we all know Black Friday and Cyber…

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