Tag: A.T. in the Smokies

Maintaining privies in GSMNP requires teamwork

August 24, 2021

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club members carry mulch to Double Springs shelter

by Julie Dodd Privies are a welcome sight to hikers “in need.” The section of the Appalachian Trail that runs[…]

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FOTS hikers explore historic Lakeshore Trail area

November 9, 2017

hikers at Hall Cabin

by Julie Dodd Friends of the Smokies hikers had the opportunity to explore trails in the Fontana Lake area and[…]

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Great views from Charlies Bunion highlight June Classic Hike

June 27, 2017

Charlies Bunion overview

Steve Winchester was the hike leader for the June Classic Hike of the Smokies. Steve and his wife, Judy, both[…]

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Clingmans Dome Restoration: What’s it all about?

June 17, 2016

For the last few weeks, we’ve been pushing you all to vote for Clingmans Dome in a grant competition hosted[…]

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Max’s First Backpacking Trip in the Smokies – VIDEO

September 29, 2015

by Holly Jones, Director of Community Outreach & Strategy We’ve all heard a picture is worth a thousand words, so I[…]

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800,010 reasons to get a Friends license plate

March 10, 2015

by Brent McDaniel In North Carolina and Tennessee, you see specialty license plates all the time while driving down the[…]

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Ice on the Appalachian Trail vs. Spring flowers in Cades Cove = Smokies Surprises

March 19, 2014

Icicles near Dry Sluice Gap, Smoky Mountains - Photo by Billy Jones

by Holly Scott, Marketing Director When last week’s blog post debuted on Wednesday at 6 a.m., it was 60+ degrees[…]

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Hike to Rocky Top High Above Cades Cove

November 8, 2013

Clingmans Dome as seen from Rocky Top

by Holly Scott, Marketing Director The days immediately following the much-celebrated reopening of Great Smoky Mountains National Park were glorious.[…]

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Classic Hike of the Smokies: Danny Bernstein leads group hike from Newfound Gap to Kephart Prong Trailhead

September 11, 2013

Our Class Hike of the Smokies started just a few yards from here -- where President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1940. Photo by Julie Dodd

by Julie Dodd On a hot afternoon in July, I was part of a group of 27, following master hiker[…]

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