Saturday, April 7, 2012

Friends Favorite Hikes in the Smokies

More than 800 miles of trails await your exploration in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. But where to start? What to bring? And what about those bears? Those questions and many more will be answered at a free presentation offered by the Friends of the Smokies at REI.

From a leisurely stroll along the Oconaluftee River to a two night backpack along the Apalachian Trail, Friends of the Smokies' adventurous panel is comprised of experts on the great variety of trails in the Smokies - including members of the 900 Miler Club, who have hiked every trail in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. They will give you the inside scoop on how to prepare, how to get there, and what to expect so you can have fun.

This panel discussion will be held on 4/25/2012, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. at the REI in Asheville. For more information, and to register, please click here.



Alice Kemp said...

Speaking of favorite hikes, I believe at least one of my favorites is the Bluffs Trail to Mt. LeConte. The first time I hiked it - and this is the absolute truth - I ran into a 70-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man at the lodge near the top. Coming back down, I actually encountered a 90-year-old man who was hiking that trail for the third time that week! One of his friends told me he has hiked it about 300 times!!!

The Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Alice - By any chance are you referring to Ed Wright? Have you ever seen his website: