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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

Go for a hike

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Get smart on the A.T.

The history of the Appalachian Trail will come alive during a class that doubles as a day hike on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The group will hike from Clingmans Dome to Siler Bald Shelter with instructor Liz Domingue of the Smoky Mountain Field School, learning along the way about the trail’s 2,175-mile route from Georgia to Maine.

The Smoky Mountain Field School is a partnership of the University of Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to promote learning in the natural world. Courses take place outdoors at various locations inside the park.

$79, with registration at smfs.utk.edu.


Volunteer on the A.T.

A group will head out to give a touchup to Wayah Shelter on the Appalachian Trail near Franklin during one of Nantahala Hiking Club’s regular work hikes Saturday, Sept. 23.

The plan is to remove graffiti and apply stain to the shelter. Work hikes are held the fourth Saturday of each month. Adults and children are both welcome. Participants should wear long pants and shirts and come prepared to spend a day in the woods.

Bill Van Horn, 828.369.1983.


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