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    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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Event Details

  • 04/07/2013

    Location: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont | Map Time: 5:00 PM Fee Information: $595 Contact Name: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont Contact Email: mail@gsmit.org Contact Phone Number: (865) 448-6709

There's nothing more beautiful than spring in the most rugged mountains in Appalachia! Get ready for daily hikes led by our talented and knowledgeable education staff.  You'll explore the cultural and natural history of this region with its unique traditions and rich biodiversity. You'll start each day with a hot breakfast, then pack a lunch, grab your daypack, and head out on the trail. Hikes of 5-13 miles bring you into contact with the varied plant life and wildlife, sparkling mountain streams, and breathtaking mountain vistas of this ancient mountain chain. In the evenings, you'll enjoy a delicious meal at Tremont followed by Appalachian music and stories or educational sessions. This is an unforgettable experience you'll talk about for months afterwards. Program lasts from Monday supper through Saturday breakfast.

Cost $595. Find more information and register at www.roadscholar.org using program code 2263.

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is an educational partner of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Tremont is a non-profit environmental education center that provides in-depth education programs that celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, foster stewardship, and nuture appreciation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For additional information, visit Tremont's website at http://www.gsmit.org/