Upcoming Friends of the Smokies Events For Hikers

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Friends of the Smokies will be holding several events for hikers across North Carolina over the next several weeks. This includes Smokies 101 and the Smokies 900-Miler Challenge Panel.

The Smokies 101 program will discuss the park's iconic trails, day-hiking tips and ideas, wildlife viewing opportunities, information about the Appalachian Trail, as well as suggestions for camping. They will also cover topics like the elk in the Cataloochee Valley, the Mountain Farm Museum, bear safety tips, as well as the North Carolina visitor centers and entrances. This program will be held on:

* February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the REI in Charlotte
* February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the REI in Asheville

The Smokies 900-Miler Challenge Panel will be an open discussion about the Smokies 900-Miler Challenge - that is, hiking all the trails in the national park. The panel will feature perspectives from three people who have completed the challenge. They will be sharing tips on how you can complete the challenge. This program will be held on:

* February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Nantahala Brewing – Asheville, NC Outpost
* March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the REI in Greenville

For more information, and to register, please click here.

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