Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Flat Creek Trail – Classic Hike of the Smokies

November 9, 2018

FOTS Oct 2018 Classic Hike - photo by Linda Spangler

The FOTS October Classic Hike of Flat Creek Trail was led by Jack Case. A life-long resident of the Maggie Valley, Jack shares insights about the area during the hike on a day when they saw elk and mountain views….

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Bears need to eat without human interruption

November 1, 2018

bear eating white oak acorns

by Julie Dodd Fall is an important time of year for black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be eating. “This is the time they fatten up and get ready for hibernating,” said Bill Stiver, GSMNP Supervisory…

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The Stream Guardian: Vol. 2

October 27, 2018

Fish of the Smokies article

With more than 2,100 miles of streams, Great Smoky Mountains National Park attracts its fair share of anglers, an estimated 400,000 annually! To help reach them all with project updates, reports, and fun fish facts about these precious freshwater resources,…

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