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Tag: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

2019 Classic Hikes of the Smokies

January 12, 2019

FOTS Oct 2018 Classic Hike - photo by Linda Spangler

by Julie Dodd Start planning now to join the 2019 Classic Hikes of the Smokies. The hikes are each Tuesday[…]

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Snow changes December Classic Hike destination

December 21, 2018

December Classic Hike 2018 hikers with GSMNP sign - photo by Linda Spangler

by Julie Dodd Snow closed US 441 through the Smokies, but that didn’t keep FOTS hikers from getting in a[…]

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Double your Donation on #GivingTuesday

November 15, 2018

For the past few years, Friends of the Smokies has participated in #GivingTuesday, a worldwide movement to encourage people to[…]

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GSMNP interns practice search and rescue skills

October 19, 2018

GSMNP interns practice first aid

Megan Galloway, a high school student at Haywood Early College in Waynesville, North Carolina, participated in the Great Smoky Mountains National[…]

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GSMNP high school internship program provides career insights and inspiration

September 15, 2018

GSMNP interns doing trail work 2018

Stuart Hemmer-Skidmore, a senior at the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences in Asheville, NC, participated in the Great Smoky[…]

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Cades Cove provides special hikes & views for Classic Hike of Smokies two-day event

July 10, 2018

by Julie Dodd Friends of the Smokies held a special Classic Hikes of the Smokies two-day event, June 11-12, in[…]

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My Volunteer Experience with FOTS

June 3, 2018

Guest blog post courtesy of Mary Duggan, University of Tennessee ’18 My name is Mary Duggan and for the past[…]

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“Everybody’s National Parks” explores the Smokies

May 9, 2018

Everybody’s National Parks is a podcast dedicated to family adventure in our national parks and a few weeks ago, I[…]

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2018 Classic Hikes of the Smokies

February 16, 2018

hikers at Hall Cabin

by Julie Dodd The Classic Hikes of the Smokies series, starting its eighth year, offers a way to hike trails[…]

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5 Things to Do If Great Smoky Mountains National Park is Shut Down

January 19, 2018

Updated: Monday, January 22, 11:00am Please understand that if you visit GSMNP during a government shut down, services will be[…]

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Stream Guardian: The New GSMNP Fisheries Newsletter

January 4, 2018

With more than 2,100 miles of streams, Great Smoky Mountains National Park attracts its fair share of anglers, an estimated[…]

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Hikers explore Elkmont area for December Classic Hike

January 2, 2018

Spence Cabin in Elkmont

by Julie Dodd The Classic Hikes of the Smokies wrapped up 2017 with a hike in Elkmont on Dec. 14.[…]

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Trails Forever restores Rainbow Falls Trail

December 14, 2017

Rainbow Falls Trail before & after

by Josh Shapiro Trails Forever Crew Supervisor 2017 was a productive year on Rainbow Falls Trail. The NPS Trails Forever[…]

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November Classic Hike includes tunnel on ‘Road to Nowhere’

December 1, 2017

Hiker on Classic Hike of the Smokies, Nov. 2017

The November Classic Hike of the Smokies was led by Gracia Slater, who lacks just three short hikes to complete[…]

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The park needs you this Giving Tuesday

November 21, 2017

By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Giving Tuesday in the news or on social media. Following Black Friday and[…]

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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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Parks as Classrooms helps students discover GSMNP, develop appreciation for Park

October 18, 2017

Parks as Classrooms - lichen collection

by Julie Dodd Helping elementary, middle school and high school students who live in counties near the Great Smoky Mountains[…]

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Rainbow Falls restoration work underway

August 30, 2017

Rainbow Falls rock staircase

by Julie Dodd The Trails Forever crew is hard at work restoring the Rainbow Falls Trail, one of the popular[…]

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Alum Cave Trail improvements highlight July Classic Hike of the Smokies

July 25, 2017

hikers on Alum Cave Trail

Steve Pierce was the hike leader for the July Classic Hike of the Smokies to Mt. Le Conte. Steve has[…]

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Volunteer with Friends of the Smokies events to support GSMNP

July 7, 2017

Gran Fondo Volunteers

by Julie Dodd Volunteer to help Friends of the Smokies at two upcoming fundraising events that will support the Great[…]

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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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Alum Cave Trail restoration improves hiking experience

June 15, 2017

by Julie Dodd An added bonus of a recent hike to Mt. Le Conte was being able to see the[…]

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Wildflowers on Big Creek Trail for April Classic Hike of the Smokies

April 25, 2017

Trillium on Big Creek Trail

by Julie Dodd The April Classic Hike of the Smokies, on April 11, was  Big Creek Trail and provided the[…]

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Parks As Classrooms: So Much More Than a Field Trip

April 13, 2017

Kelsey Reese is an Ecology and Biology teacher at Fulton High School in Knox County, TN who recently took her[…]

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The Post-Fire Landscape: What to Pull, What to Plant

April 5, 2017

invasive plants guide

Recovery after November’s tragic wildfires may be a slow and difficult process for many. Homes, businesses, and more importantly, lives[…]

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Mingus Creek Trail launches 2017 Classic Hikes of the Smokies

April 1, 2017

Mingus Creek Trail hikers

by Julie Dodd A hike on the Mingus Creek Trail launched the 2017 Classic Hikes of the Smokies. Thirty-two hikers[…]

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Smokies Centennial Hike 100 Challenge inspires & promotes service to park

March 10, 2017

by Julie Dodd More than 2,275 hikers completed the Smokies Centennial Hike 100 Challenge to celebrate the 100th anniversary of[…]

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Giving Thanks and #GivingTuesday

November 23, 2016

Giving Tuesday logo

This time of year, we can’t help but be reminded of all the wonderful things we have to be thankful[…]

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Classic Hikes of Smokies help hikers add miles toward Hike 100 Challenge

October 25, 2016

Andrews Bald view

by Julie Dodd Hikers can add 10 miles toward the Hike 100 Challenge by joining the Friends of the Smokies Classic[…]

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Alum Cave Trail restoration work nears completion

October 7, 2016

Alum Cave Bluffs stair work

by Julie Dodd Restoration work on the Alum Cave Trail, one of the most popular trails in the Smokies, will[…]

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Hikers celebrate Margaret Stevenson’s 104th birthday

September 24, 2016

by Julie Dodd Hikers recognized Margaret Stevenson and her influence on hiking when they met to celebrate what would have[…]

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Mt. Cammerer provides view for Classic Hike of the Smokies

September 21, 2016

Mt Cammerer hike - 2016-09-14

Mt. Cammerer was the goal for the FOTS Classic Hike of the Smokies on Sept. 13, with the Mt. Cammerer[…]

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Summer interns value GSMNP experiences

August 30, 2016

Summer Interns from NC and TN 2016

by Linden Jones Rising Junior at Asheville School Asheville, North Carolina Our six weeks in the Smokies were eye opening.[…]

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Celebrating 100 Years of America’s Best Idea

August 25, 2016

When President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act on August 25, 1916, there were only 35 national parks in[…]

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Interns help maintain cemeteries in GSMNP

August 22, 2016

rangers give instruction for maintaining cemeteries

by Laura Booth GSMNP Intern Warren Wilson College student Graduate of Swain County High School, Bryson, NC As my internship[…]

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Wildland firefighting requires physical fitness & teamwork

August 18, 2016

Interns rolling fire shelters

by Matthew Sullivan GSMNP Intern Cape Fear High School (Fayettesville, NC) graduate Student in the Oconaluftee Job Corps Center, Cherokee,[…]

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Interns assist GSMNP Fisheries division with stream inventory

August 11, 2016

GSMNP Interns in gear to work with Fisheries

by Nicole Welbourn GSMNP Intern Senior at School of Inquiry and Life Sciences — Asheville, North Carolina Working with the[…]

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Summer internship program offers opportunity to explore GSMNP and NPS career options

August 5, 2016

by Hannah Ensley GSMNP Intern Senior at Pisgah High School — Canton, North Carolina If you live in the Eastern[…]

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Classic Hikes of the Smokies – Charlies Bunion and Mt. Sterling

July 25, 2016

Classic Hike - July 2016

by Julie Dodd Hikers of the Classic Hikes of the Smokies for June and July added 15.4 miles toward the[…]

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Volunteer with Trails Forever Crew on Alum Cave Trail

June 26, 2016

Trails Forever volunteers, June 22, 2016

by Julie Dodd Being a Trails Forever crew volunteer is a great way to be a part of restoring some of the[…]

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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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Welcome to the team, Marielle!

June 6, 2016

As you may know from our previous blog posts, we have had some exciting staffing changes in our North Carolina[…]

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Hyatt Ridge Trail provides challenge

May 23, 2016

Hyatt Ridge hike - photo by Linda Spangler

by Julie Dodd Challenge was the key theme for the May Classic Hike of the Smokies to Hyatt Ridge. The hike[…]

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Elkmont area restoration funded, in part, by FOTS

May 2, 2016

Spence Cabin

by Julie Dodd The news that the Wonderland Hotel Annex in the Elkmont area of the park was destroyed by[…]

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Porters Creek Trail provides view of spring wildflowers

April 27, 2016

hikers on Porters Creek Trail

by Julie Dodd The April Classic Hike of the Smokies was the Porters Creek Trail in the Greenbrier, Tennessee, section of[…]

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Friends of the Smokies President, Board Members Named Among 100 Most Influential in Park History

April 13, 2016

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA) has released a list[…]

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Little Cataloochee Trail: March’s Classic Hike of the Smokies

April 6, 2016

Hannah Cabin

by Julie Dodd The Classic Hike of the Smokies hikers logged 6.6 miles on the Little Cataloochee Trail on March 8,[…]

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Centennial logo captures diversity of GSMNP experience

February 29, 2016

Centennial patch and pin

by Julie Dodd When I saw the new Centennial logo for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I was interested[…]

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2016 Evergreen Ball Raises $500k in Celebration of NPS Centennial

February 9, 2016

The Evergreen Ball is always a special event, but this year, it was really something else. We were joined by[…]

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Hike 100 challenge encourages you to hike 100 miles of trails in GSMNP during 2016

February 2, 2016

Superintendent Cash Hiking Cove Mountain Trail

by Julie Dodd A great way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service is by taking the “Hike 100”[…]

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In The Words of Our Friends: Randall Pope

December 15, 2015

It is no small feat to put together a fundraising organization to support the country’s most-visited national park. But when Randall[…]

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Asheville’s Give!Local Guide

November 18, 2015

This year, we are excited to participate in Mountain Xpress’ Give!Local Guide, Asheville’s easiest path to year-end giving. Mountain Xpress[…]

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FOTS Classic Hike to Chimney Tops provides views and insights on trail restoration

November 12, 2015

Classic Hike of Smokies Nov. 2015

  by Julie Dodd Trail renovation, mountain-top views, and life in the area before the establishment of the GSMNP were[…]

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Don’t Move Rocks!

October 10, 2015

by Brent McDaniel, Director of Marketing Drive down any of the roads in Great Smoky Mountains National Park that follow[…]

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GSMNP Adds DC Fast-Charging to Green Alternatives

October 1, 2015

Superintendent Cassius Cash joined representatives from East TN Clean Fuels Coalition, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, US Dept of[…]

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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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3 Ways to Leaf Peep in the Smokies

September 25, 2015

Expedia teamed up with Friends of the Smokies to provide tips for witnessing the fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains[…]

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Science Internship in GSMNP Explores Biodiversity

September 22, 2015

Frankel_Lauren_NPS_GRSM_#2

  by Lauren Frankel, Grinnell College freshman I don’t think many others can say they skipped their high school graduation[…]

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Battling Hemlock Wooly Adelgid with Dept. Superintendent Jordan

September 19, 2015

With more than 500,000 acres and 10 million annual visitors to manage, work at Park Headquarters can certainly keep you[…]

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High school interns learn about GSMNP wildlife, staff and programs

September 8, 2015

Tennessee high school interns - GSMNP

by Martina Junod Rising Senior, William Blount High School – Maryville, Tenn. The six weeks of the internship for high[…]

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Gone Fishing with Experience Your Smokies

September 5, 2015

The forecast had been calling for rain on Thursday the whole week running up to our second Experience Your Smokies[…]

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Gran Fondo Asheville raises over $53,000 for Great Smoky Mountains National Park

September 1, 2015

The 2015 Gran Fondo Asheville attracted more than 390 cyclists and raised over $53,000 for the Great Smoky Mountains National[…]

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Park Service Internship from NYC to Smoky Mountains

by Qiuandra Taylor, Facilities Management intern I started my internship for the National Park Service in a place that I never[…]

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Time Travel: Historic Preservation in GSMNP

August 26, 2015

by Brent McDaniel, Director of Marketing Our first session of Experience Your Smokies, “Historic Preservation & Elkmont,” promised to be[…]

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Becoming a Working Part of Alum Cave Trail

August 18, 2015

Peyton Proffitt

by Peyton C. Proffitt “The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour. Then[…]

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Mt. LeConte hike provides memorable experience

August 15, 2015

Rainbow atop Mt. Leconte

Sixty hikers took part in a special FOTS overnight hike to Mt. LeConte, July 20-21. The group departed from the[…]

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Hikers celebrate Margaret Stevenson’s 103rd birthday

August 6, 2015

Margaret Stevenson 103rd birthday celebration

Avid hiker Margaret Stevenson was remembered by the Margaret Stevenson Wednesday Hikers with a celebration of what would have been[…]

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Dragonfly Mercury Project — research initiative for GSMNP high school interns

July 28, 2015

Dragonfly Mercury Project with high school interns

by Bella Weeks Rising Senior Jackson County Early College –  Sylva, North Carolina During the Summer Internship with Great Smoky Mountains[…]

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Experience Your Smokies: Class of 2015

July 27, 2015

by Brent McDaniel, Director of Marketing Between our 10 million visitors each year, there are plenty of ways to experience[…]

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GSMNP Summer Internship Program provides learning opportunities for high school students

July 14, 2015

examining Dragonfly larvae

by Kyra Mehaffey Rising Senior Pisgah High School – Canton, North Carolina High school students scrambled to get their applications[…]

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5 Summer Hikes You’ll Love

July 8, 2015

View of Chimney Tops

By Holly Scott Jones, Marketing Director Summer is the perfect time to take a hike! From beginners to expert backpackers,[…]

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Trails Forever crew making progress on Alum Cave Trail

June 30, 2015

https://friendsofthesmokies.org/blog/smokiestrailsforever/

by Julie Dodd If you’ve hiked the Alum Cave Trail in the last few weeks, you know that The Friends[…]

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Avent Cabin provides hiking treasure hunt and history lesson

June 19, 2015

Avent Cabin - photo by Julie Dodd

by Julie Dodd If you’re looking for a Smokies hike that includes a treasure hunt, a trip back in time,[…]

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86th Anniversary of the “Goodwill Tour”

June 9, 2015

On June 9, 1929, staff from the Knoxville News Sentinel​ and the Asheville Citizen-Times​ met on top of Clingmans Dome[…]

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#FindYourPark Contest Winners

May 5, 2015

For National Park Week (April 18-26), we wanted to celebrate Great Smoky Mountains National Park and this year’s theme, Find Your[…]

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Trail Review: Abrams Falls Trail

Hikers on Abrams Falls Trail

Jennfier Karrasch shared her review of Abrams Falls Trail with us for National Park Week. Thanks to everyone who entered[…]

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Parks as Classrooms program benefits students, teachers, scientists and GSMNP

April 29, 2015

students examine leaves for ozone damage

by Julie Dodd For the students, they are trying out the scientific method in the field – analyzing plants for[…]

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Group hikes and hiking workshop provide support for Smokies hiking

March 24, 2015

Dwarf Crested Iris

by Julie Dodd Now is a great time of year for hiking in the Smokies. If you are new to[…]

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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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NPS Collections Preservation Center’s construction underway in Townsend, TN

February 24, 2015

NPS Collections Preservation Center

by Julie Dodd Work is underway on the new NPS Collections Preservation Center, a facility to preserve more than 400,000[…]

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2015 Evergreen Ball

February 5, 2015

January 31st was the 12th Annual Evergreen Ball to benefit Friends of the Smokies and it was a huge success![…]

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Trailcams capture Chimney Tops Trail restoration work

January 28, 2015

Chimney Tops trailcam

by Julie Dodd Thanks to the photo planning and editing skills of Tobias Miller, Smokies Trail Crew Supervisor, you can[…]

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Making It Clear: Understanding Water Quality Research

January 6, 2015

Friends of the Smokies has already contributed more than $600,000 to support water quality monitoring in Great Smoky Mountains National[…]

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This Week at Friends of the Smokies

December 5, 2014

Winter Crashes Autumn's Party

It’s been a busy week here at Friends of the Smokies! Time to find a nice branch, up high out[…]

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‘Exploring Curriculum Connections’ workshop provides hands-on activities for teachers

November 20, 2014

NSP STEM workshop participants

by Julie Dodd Teachers can join Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers for “Exploring Curriculum Connections,” a free workshop for[…]

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Park Projects Great and Small

November 7, 2014

Each year we get a funding request from the park with a list of programs and projects for the upcoming[…]

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‘Making STEM Easy’ workshop for teachers at Knoxville Zoo, supported by Alcoa Foundation and Friends of the Smokies

September 17, 2014

STEM workshop for teachers

by Julie Dodd Middle school and high school teachers in the Knoxville area can attend a free teacher workshop “Making[…]

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Gran Fondo Asheville 2014

September 11, 2014

The first ever Gran Fondo Asheville was held on Sunday, Sept. 7, and it was a huge success, raising over[…]

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2014 Friends Across the Mountains Telethon

August 26, 2014

Thank you again for your outpouring of support for our 20th Annual Friends Across the Mountains Telethon. Because of your[…]

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Volunteer with Trails Forever Crew on Chimney Tops Trail

July 10, 2014

2014 Trails Forever Crew Members

By Holly Scott Jones, former Marketing Director of Friends of the Smokies   A Brief Look Back at Smokies Trails[…]

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Celebrate National Trails Day with Appalachian Trail Workday in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

May 22, 2014

GSMNP volunteers

Would you like to improve the hiking conditions on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Make some[…]

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Friends of the Smokies Gives $2.4 Million to Fund Conservation, Preservation, and Protection in Great Smoky Mountains National Park So Far in 2014

May 7, 2014

Missy Kane Hikers

By Holly Scott, Marketing Director Who are Friends of the Smokies? Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park a.k.a. Friends of the[…]

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Favorite Spring Wildflower Hikes in the Smokies

April 23, 2014

Bloodroot on Chestnut Top Trail by Genia Stadler

by Holly Scott, Marketing Director On a recent ‘Get On the Trail with Friends & Missy‘ hike in Elkmont, several of my hiking companions[…]

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Invest in Salamanders, Elk, Cades Cove and Education in the Smokies

April 17, 2014

Orange Eft by Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner Billy Jones

By Holly Scott, Marketing Director Every year, Friends of the Smokies commits to supporting a list of Park needs. This year[…]

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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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Secretary Sally Jewell Hikes Chimney Tops Trail with Friends of the Smokies

March 3, 2014

Secretary Jewell In Smokies

By Holly Scott, Marketing Director March 3, 2014 United States Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited the Smokies[…]

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Why Santa Volunteers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

December 17, 2013

Santa as volunteer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

By Holly Scott, Marketing Director This is Santa’s busiest season, of course, so it was a real treat (almost as[…]

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What is #GivingTuesday? (And how can it work for me?)

November 30, 2013

  “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir by Holly Scott, Marketing Director[…]

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Sweet Partnership with Sugarland Cellars Is a Big Win for the Smoky Mountains

November 20, 2013

Winters Blessings 2013 - Robert A. Tino

by Holly Scott, Marketing Director In June of 2012 a unique and profitable partnership debuted in the form of an[…]

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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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Camping in the Smokies Today (Oct. 16) – What You Need to Know

October 16, 2013

AutumnWatersSamHobbs

by Holly Scott, Marketing Director Camping in the Smokies Today (Oct. 16th) – Edited This post was written on October[…]

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Open Again

GSMNP entrance sign in summer

by Holly Scott, Marketing Director Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopened at 8 a.m. today (Oct. 16). That’s right, Cades[…]

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UPDATED-5 Alternative Hikes for Fall Fun Near the Smokies

October 10, 2013

US441NewfoundGap

by Holly Scott, Marketing Director Week 2 of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Shutdown Oops. According to Bryson City, I’m[…]

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5 Things You Can Do While Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Shutdown

October 2, 2013

SmokiesFallColor

By Holly Scott, Marketing Director As you may have heard, due to the government shut-down, Great Smoky Mountains National Park[…]

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Kick Off Fall Color Season with Friends of the Smokies

September 26, 2013

Autumn Path 2013 - Robert A. Tino

by Holly Scott, Marketing Director Here in the Smokies the whole month of October is celebrated as a holiday by[…]

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Laurel Falls Trail provides great view and do-able hike

August 23, 2013

Laurel Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

by Julie Dodd Nature’s air conditioning. That’s what you experience by standing by Laurel Falls. The July day when I[…]

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Participate in Friends Across The Mountains Telethon on Aug. 15 to support Great Smoky Mountains National Park

August 12, 2013

Friends Across The Mountains Telethon volunteers

by Holly Scott Friends of the Smokies, Marketing Director Join supporters of Great Smoky Mountains National Park by making a[…]

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Smoky Mountains Parks as Classrooms Program

August 8, 2013

Parks as Classrooms in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

by Holly Scott Friends of the Smokies, Marketing Director More than 20,000 kids every year get to go to school[…]

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Get Your Banff On in Knoxville

February 27, 2013

PreBanff

by Holly Scott Friends of the Smokies Marketing Director Four years ago on a warm spring evening, my colleague Sarah[…]

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The Impact of Your “Friends”

February 8, 2013

Meridith Powell at Evergreen Ball

by Meridith Powell, Board of Directors, Friends of the Smokies Today, I had a great reminder of why Friends of[…]

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Volunteering with Friends of the Smokies: An AmeriCorps Service Member’s Perspective

January 18, 2013

Mountain Heritage Day 2013 volunteers

As we begin 2013 here at Friends of the Smokies our AmeriCorps Outreach Associate in the North Carolina office, Keith[…]

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Smokies Road Conditions & Trails Forever Infographic

December 21, 2012

Trails Forever graphic

by Holly Scott, FOTS Marketing Director On a blustery Smoky Mountain afternoon when winds and rains banished any thoughts of[…]

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Holiday Happenings with Friends of the Smokies

December 7, 2012

deer in holly - photo by Faye Sykes

It doesn’t feel a whole lot like a white Christmas is imminent for us here in the Great Smoky Mountains. […]

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Bobcat in Cades Cove by Deb Westervelt Green

December 5, 2012

bobcat in Cades Cove

  Thanks to Deb W. Green Photography for sharing this awesome naturally camouflaged bobcat hanging out in Cades Cove on[…]

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