Hikes of the Smokies series kicks off

out waterfallA guided hike in the Deep Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be held on Tuesday, March 19, by Friends of the Smokies.

The hike will be nine miles long with 1,600 feet of elevation change, visiting three waterfalls and three cemeteries. It kicks off the monthly Classic Hikes of the Smokies for the year.

To celebrate the Friends’ 20th anniversary, each hike this year will focus on an achievement or cause that the group has supported in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Deep Creek hike features the Parks as Classrooms program which utilizes the location as an outdoor classroom. 

The hike will be led by Danny Bernstein, author of two regional hiking guides. Depart from Waynesville at 9:15 a.m. or Bryson City at 10 a.m. and head for Deep Creek. A donation of $10 for members and $35 for non-members is requested. Non-members receive a complimentary membership to Friends of the Smokies. Pre-register for this hike. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.friendsofthesmokies.org

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