Friends Of The Smokies Blog

Hiking with Friends of the Smokies

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…

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The Success of Trails Forever

October 19, 2012

Forney Ridge crew

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…

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Smoky Mountain Chicken

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….

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