Tag: wildflowers

August Classic Hike: A.T.-Lost Cove-Lakeshore Loop

September 13, 2021

group photo of FOTS hikers

by Steve Pierce, hike leader Eighteen hikers took on a challenging and rewarding hike in the Smokies on August 10.[…]

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July Classic Hike – Flat Creek Trail

August 10, 2021

FOTS Classic Hike of Flat Creek Trail - group photo

by Steve Pierce, hike leader Eighteen hikers gathered at the Balsam Mountain Picnic Area parking lot on July 13. The[…]

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Printable GSMNP plant species list available online

May 26, 2021

GSMNP wildflower - photo by Linda Spangler

by Julie Dodd If you are a plant enthusiast or are just starting to discover the diversity of plants in[…]

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GSMNP wildflowers for you to enjoy

April 16, 2020

GSMNP wildflower

Here’s another edition of “Bring Spring in the Smokies to your home” with photos of wildflowers in bloom in the[…]

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Trillium Gap Trail restoration work — highlight of Classic Hike

October 5, 2019

Trillium Gap Trail sign

by Julie Dodd The September Classic Hike of the Smokies was on one of the most popular trails in the[…]

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Hiking Appalachian Trail – Sweat Heifer – Kephart Prong: Wildflowers, bees and thunderstorms!    

August 22, 2019

Hikers on Kephart Trail

August’s Classic Hike of the Smokies included three trails – the Appalachian Trail, Sweat Heifer and Kephart Prong – starting[…]

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Porters Creek hike — wildflowers and historic sites

April 28, 2019

Messer Family cantilevered barn in GSMNP

The FOTS April Classic Hike of the Smokies was Porters Creek Trail. The hike leader was Danny Bernstein, who has[…]

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Bring a friend for free for Porters Creek Trail hike

April 5, 2019

Dwarf-crested Iris

by Julie Dodd Join Friends of the Smokies for a wildflower hike on Porters Creek Trail on Tuesday, April 9,[…]

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Classic Hike of Deep Creek waterfall loop

March 25, 2018

The March Classic Hike of the Smokies of the Deep Creek waterfall loop was led by Gracia Slater, who lacks[…]

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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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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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