Tuesday, March 3, 2015

"Get On the Trail" Hiking Series

Join Friends of the Smokies and fitness expert Missy Kane once again for another series of hikes this upcoming spring. Each Wednesday throughout the month of April, Missy and Friends will hike a different trail in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Ms. Kane was an Olympic runner and a Pan American Games medalist.

"Get on the Trail" is a great opportunity for people who are new to the area, or are new to hiking, as well as people who just want to know more about the Park.

The dates for this year's spring series are: April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 30th:

Twin Creeks Trail to Bud Ogle Cabin
Easy, 4 miles

Little Brier Gap Trail to Little Greenbrier Trail
Easy, 4-5 mile loop

APRIL 15th
Porters Creek Trail
Moderate, 7 miles

APRIL 22nd
Appalachian Trail to Sweat Heifer, to Kephart Prong Trail
Moderate, 7.4 miles

APRIL 30th
Big Creek Trail to Campsite #37
Moderate to Difficult, 10.2 miles

The cost is $20.00 per hike, with maps and goodies being provided by Friends and Missy. You must register by calling 865-541-4500 (Covenant Call Center) as space is limited.

Now celebrating it's 17th year, Get on the Trail with Friends and Missy has raised more than $140,000, with proceeds going towards the support for the preservation and protection of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

For more information, contact Sarah Weeks at Friends of the Smokies, 1-865-932-4794 or sarah@friendsofthesmokies.org.


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