October 26, 2012
Last month on my 40th birthday, I hiked up the Big Creek trail with Danny Bernstein, author of Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains as she led a group from Friends of the Smokies on an excursion that included the…
October 19, 2012
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials just announced the successful completion of Phase I of the rehabilitation of Chimney Tops Trail. If you’ve ever hiked this short, steep (brutal) trail, then you understand why its overhaul was a top priority…
October 18, 2012
I’ve been a little hesitant to start a blog for Friends of the Smokies, so I identified with this gorgeous creature that our friend Sam Hobbs photographed at the Mountain Farm Museum in Great Smoky Mountains National Park last year….