REI in Asheville will be hosting a presentation on February 28th by Friends of the Smokies on hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Friends hiking guide and author Danny Bernstein will share her 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! Updates on the Smokies Trails Forever program will also be shared. Friends of the Smokies monthly Classic Hikes of the Smokies, lead by Danny Bernstein, will be on the third Tuesday of every month beginning in March. For details please click here.
Attendees are asked to bring a map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - the National Geographic Trails Illustrated whole park version preferred. Friends will have some to give out though. Registration is required for this presentation.
For more information, please click here.
Hiking in the Smokies