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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:49

Spend a night on Fontana

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An overnight excursion to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s remote southern boundary will embark Aug. 28-29 from Fontana Lake.

This special fundraiser for Friends of the Smokies includes guided hikes, meals, a cocktail reception, accommodations at Fontana Village Resort, a campfire presentation on the historic Hazel Creek area and the chance to meet National Park Service staff and fellow Smokies enthusiasts.

Hikes include a 7.6-mile excursion at Twentymile Loop and a 15.5-mile trek to Hall Cabin, as well as a 5-mile hike along Lakeshore Trail. Dan Pierce, author of Hazel Creek: The Life and Death of an Iconic Mountain Community, will give the campfire presentation.

Proceeds will help fund critical projects and programs in the Smokies. $350 per person or $500 per couple. Space limited. Register by Aug. 18 at hike.friendsofthesmokies.org.

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