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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 00:00

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Hike to explore Palmer’s Creek

A 9.5-mile hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Saturday, April 25, will follow Palmer Creek’s route through the Cataloochee area, taking in an elevation change of 1,200 feet.

The hike, organized by the Nantahala Hiking Club, is open to visitors but not dogs. Keith Patton, 828.456.8895. 


Learn how to hike local in Franklin

Bill and Sharon Van Horn will share their tips for hikes around Franklin with a one-hour program at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. 

The Van Horns will point out some of their favorite hikes with directions to the trailheads and will also profile the federally designated wilderness areas nearby. The program will include information about day hiking gear, safe hiking and wilderness ethics. 

The Van Horns are members of the Nantahala Hiking Club, with Bill serving as a past president of the organization and currently co-chairing the Franklin Appalachian Trail Community Committee. 


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