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Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Cataloochee Valley Loop hike: History and special trees

June 13, 2019

View of Smokies

The FOTS May Classic Hike of the Smokies was the Cataloochee Valley Loop, including Rough Fork, Caldwell Fork Trail and Fork Ridge Trail. The hike leader was Mike Knies, who has marked over 1,200 home sites in the park, maintains…

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Join FOTS for special Overnight Experience, June 25-26

May 29, 2019

Laurel Falls

by Julie Dodd Join other Friends of the Smokies for a special “Overnight Experience,” which will take place on June 25-26 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This two-day event includes guided hikes, opportunities to learn more about the Great Smoky Mountains National…

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GSMNP webcams monitor air quality, provide Smokies views

May 15, 2019

webcam at Clingmans Dome, GSMNP

by Julie Dodd The GSMNP webcams are a great way to have a view of the Smokies wherever you are. The webcams also are an important part of how GSMNP evaluates the park’s air quality. “The amount of hits for…

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