Friends Of The Smokies Blog

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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Welcome to Friends of the Smokies’ Blog

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.  Wash your spirit clean.” (John Muir)  We’re just kicking off, so we’re starting slow and easy. To learn…

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