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….
“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…