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National Trails Day

Help out the Great Smoky Mountains on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 4, 2011.  On National Trails Day you are encouraged to get outdoors and participate in a local hike, bike, horseback ride, maintenance project, paddle trip, health fair, and more!  Are you in the Smoky Mountain area?  Sign up to help us take care of the Appalachian Trail!

The Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Regional Office of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, are coordinating with the Annual Appalachian Trail Work Day on National Trails Day.  You are invited to participate in helping take care of the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains.

The A.T. Maintainers Committee of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy are responsibile for seeing that the A.T. and its facilities in GSMNP are maintained on a continuing basis. With your help on National Trails Day, projects are completed that otherwise would not be accomplished.

This year, crews and volunteers will be working on A.T. sections between The Boulevard Trail and Silers Bald.  Registration for the event is $17.00. Registration fees are an important source of funds for trail improvements in the Smokies. You can receive a $2.00 discount if your registration is postmarked by May 16th. After May 16th, the fee is $17.00.

Please note that registering early helps the Crew Assignment Committee get workers placed in work groups, and increases your chance of being assigned to your hike/work preference. Workers will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a sack lunch.

Email Holly Scott at fotshb@bellsouth.net for more information, and to receive an application.

Posted: 5/10/2011 4:03:01 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments
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