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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 00:00

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Hike to explore remote reaches of the Smokies 

A hike through the remote Twentymile area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will give a chance to cool off from summer heat on Friday, July 24. 

Marti Smith of the Great Smoky Mountains Association, which is organizing the hike, will share her knowledge of the park’s flora and fauna as the group follows a gradual incline along an old railroad bed on the far end of Lake Fontana. The Twentymile Loop Trail also includes some creek crossings that require wading. 

Space is limited. $20 for GSMA members; $35 for non-members. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888.898.9102. 

 

Snorkel on the trail

A hike and snorkeling trip near Panthertown Valley will offer a chance to cool off from summer heat July 25. 

Jackson County Parks and Recreation will lead a group on a 4- to 6-mile hike through the mountains and offer the chance to snorkel among the fish in cool, slow-moving water. 

$15 per person, including snorkel and transportation. Must be able to swim. Register through July 22 at the Cullowhee Receration Center, 828.293.3053. Jennifer Bennett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

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