HIking the Smokies 101

Friends of the Smokies will present Hiking the Smokies 101.

Where are all the different entrances into the Smokies?

What do you need to carry for a good day on the trail?

What hikes are Friends of the Smokies offering this year?

I’ll will share my experiences hiking in the Smokies and review reading a Smokies map, including information about entrances (in addition to Hwy 441) and facilities.

There will also be a day-hike equipment demonstration by Gracia Slater, who has hiked all the trails in the Smokies – without any camping!

We’ll share updates on the Smokies Trails Forever program

Two sessions are offered.

Tuesday February 19 at Blue Ridge Bookstore in Waynesville at 4 pm.

Thursday February 28 at REI in Asheville at 6:30 pm. For the REI program, you must preregister.

Please bring a map of the Smokies. A National Geographic map of the whole park is the most convenient.



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