Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Smokies Cup held at Biltmore Sporting Clays Club, Sept. 20

August 29, 2019

Smokies Cup shield logo

by Julie Dodd Friends of the Smokies will hold its first annual Smokies Cup on Friday, September 20, at the Biltmore Sporting Clays Club in Asheville. The Biltmore Sporting Clays Club is housed in the restored Jones House, a contributing…

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Elk monitoring in Cataloochee Valley

August 24, 2019

interns using telemetry equipment

Monitoring elk with telemetry was one of the skills the GSMNP high school summer interns learned during their six-week internship. Hunter Hicks explains the experience the interns had tracking down elk calves. by Hunter Hicks William Blount High School graduate…

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Hiking Appalachian Trail – Sweat Heifer – Kephart Prong: Wildflowers, bees and thunderstorms!    

August 22, 2019

Hikers on Kephart Trail

August’s Classic Hike of the Smokies included three trails – the Appalachian Trail, Sweat Heifer and Kephart Prong – starting in Tennessee and ending in North Carolina. The hike leader was Lynda Doucette, who recently retired after a 30-year career…

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