Next month Friends of the Smokies and Trails Forever will host a panel discussion about hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. The event will be held at the REI store in Asheville (31 Schenck Parkway).
The forum will be geared towards those that are unfamiliar with hiking in the Smokies. They will answer questions on where to start, what to bring, and dealing with bears.
The adventurous Friends of the Smokies panel will give you the inside scoop on how to prepare, how to get there, and what to expect so you can have fun! Hiker, National Park volunteer, and author Danny Bernstein will facilitate the evening.
The event will be held from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. on March 9, 2011 at the Asheville REI store. For more information and to register, please click here.