Monday, February 18, 2013

NC Classic Hikes of the Smokies resumes next month

Friends of the Smokies monthly NC Classic Hikes of the Smokies, led by Danny Bernstein, will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month beginning in March. In honor of Friends of the Smokies' 20th Anniversary, each hike will highlight a project made possible through funding from Friends - license plate purchases, special events attendees, GSMNP donation box contributors, business and foundation support, and donations from groups and individual Smokies lovers far and wide.

The first hike will be on Tuesday, March 19th: Cataloochee up Davidson Gap. The hike is 8 miles roundtrip, with 1600 feet of climbing. Hikers will start at Nellie in Cataloochee valley and will hike up through Davidson Gap, which divides Little and Big Cataloochee valleys. In honor of Friends of the Smokies 20th Anniversary hikers will visit the Dan Cook Cabin, which was restored with the help of Friends, followed by the Little Cataloochee Church, and the return trip to Nellie.

To register, please contact Friends’ Waynesville, NC office at (828) 452-0720 or email Keith Hoffman, the AmeriCorps Outreach Associate at

Hiking in the Smokies

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