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Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Exploring life in Smokies in 1800s

October 31, 2019

GSMNP high school Tennessee interns 2019

The GSMNP high school summer interns learned about life for those who lived in the Great Smoky Mountains in the 1800s by visiting Cades Cove and the Mountain Farm Museum in Oconaluftee. Anna Wright shares some of what the interns…

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Hyatt Ridge Trail — October Classic Hike

October 23, 2019

Smokies view

Hike leader Steve Winchester shares the group’s experience of hiking the October Classic Hike of the Smokies —  a lollipop trail of Hyatt Ridge Trail to McGee Spring Campsite, then Beech Gap Trail and Straight Fork Road.  by Steve Winchester…

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Park Hosts National Bat Week Program for Junior Rangers

October 18, 2019

From Great Smoky Mountains National Parks News Reports: Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a Junior Ranger program in honor of National Bat Week on Saturday, October 19, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center…

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