Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Safe Hiking in the Smokies

Every Wednesday between tomorrow and August 11, the Great Smoky Mountains sponsors a weekly program called Safe Hiking in the Smokies.

The program is held at the Newfound Gap Overlook from 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM.

Visitors to the park can learn about hiking safety practices, including changing weather conditions in the Smokies, appropriate dress, and what should be in your backpack. The program is accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

For more information, please contact the park.

HikingintheSmokys.com Detailed information on trails in the Smoky Mountains; includes trail descriptions, key features, pictures, video, maps, elevation profiles, news, and more.

1 comment:

smoky scout said...

Kudos to the park for adding this program. Most people that I saw on the Abrams Falls trail yesterday didn't even get the concept of a backpack, much less what goes in it. I am always astounded at the people who carry nothing, not even water. And don't get me started on the flip-flops...