Wednesday, May 6, 2009

National Trails Day 2009

National Trails Day is observed in the Smokies every year with a day of planned work projects that are performed by volunteers. This year’s event will be held on June 6, 2009.

All volunteers are invited to register for this fun and important workday on the Appalachian Trail in the Smokies. This event is jointly coordinated by Friends of the Smokies and the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club.

Yes, there is a $15 registration fee to participate, but you’ll receive coffee, juice & donuts in the morning, a picnic at the end of the day, as well as a commemorative t-shirt, and a chance to win some great door prizes.

Work on the trail is from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; however, you will need to be there by 7:30 in order for projects to be properly organized. The picnic will begin at 5:30 PM.

National Trails Day is sponsored by the American Hiking Society.

For more information and to receive an application, please call Holly Burcham at 800-845-5665 or request via e-mail at

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Anonymous said...

If you live closer to Asheville, you may want to participate in National Trails Day by working on a piece of the MST with the Carolina Mountain ClubDanny Bernstein
Hiker to Hiker

The Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Good point, Danny!