Hiking News Briefs

Chimney Tops Trail At GSMNP Being Rehabilitated

Chimney Tops Trail (a steep 2 mile hike) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most popular trails due to the beautiful views at the top.  Phase 1 of a rehabilitation project for this trail has just been completed. The work was made possible by a partnership between the non-profit Friends of the Smokies and Great ... Read More »

Adventure and Volunteer Opportunities on Appalachian Trail

Rob Pavey reports that the volunteers of Georgia Appalachian Trail Club help maintain the A.T.’s 75 miles in Georgia. In addition to actually working on maintenance of this portion of the trail they raise money for larger projects, like restoration of a historic shelter at Blood Mountain, which is as high as the trail goes in Georgia. Throughout its history, ... Read More »

Year-end Event Planned For North Country Trail Hikers

Maintenance of the North Country Trail is performed by volunteers.  Those from the Itasca Moraine and Laurentian Lakes Chapters of the North Country Trail Association will be honored at a celebration Oct 20 at the Terrapin Station in Nevis, MN.  These folks completed many miles of hiking trails this year with help from several grants.  These funds helped cover expenses of ... Read More »