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Wednesday, 23 March 2011 20:07

Guided hike in the Smokies set for April

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Join Friends of the Smokies April 2 for a hike to see early spring wildflowers and historic remnants on the Smokemont Loop trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Hiking enthusiast and author Danny Bernstein, who wrote “Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Heritage,” will lead this 6.2 miles hike. It is moderate in difficulty, and has a total elevation gain of 1,400 feet.  

The group will depart from Asheville at 8:30 a.m., and Maggie Valley at 9 a.m., returning to Asheville by 5:30 p.m. Exact meeting locations specified upon registration. A donation of $15 is requested to benefit the Smokies.

Space is limited. Contact Friends of the Smokies to register for the Smokemont Loop hike: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.452.0720.

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  • This must be the place

    art theplaceWhat to do?

    That was the question I posed to myself when I found out my girlfriend was visiting from Upstate New York. She is someone who has never been to Western North Carolina, never been to Southern Appalachia, let alone anywhere in the South for that matter. 

    Written on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 03:36