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Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Trails Forever crew completes Rainbow Falls Trail restoration

February 19, 2019

Rainbow Falls bridge, FOTS crew - NPS photo

by Julie Dodd The Rainbow Falls Trail restoration is another success story for the Friends of the Smokies Trails Forever program. The completion of the restoration project was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in November 2018. The Trails Forever crew…

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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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