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The National Park Service invites all visitors to participate, without charge, in the naturalist-conducted hiking trips. These begin May 1 and continue through October—a 6-month program. Waterfalls, big-tree groves, wildflower concentrations, outstanding views, and other attractions are the objectives visited under the guidance of a park naturalist. With the exception of the overnight trip to Mount Le Conte, no reservations are necessary.

Talks, with or without illustrations, are given at frequent intervals in campgrounds and in visitor centers. Trips and talks are described in the Naturalist Program, a monthly bulletin (published from May through October) available from the Superintendent, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Copies are posted in the park's visitor centers, campgrounds, and elsewhere.

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