Volunteers Sought for New Information Center on Clingmans Dome

Volunteers are being sought to staff the new Information Center on Clingmans Dome. The Center will be in the former Civilian Conservation Corps restroom building (which has been GREATLY renovated). The staffing is being coorindated through the Great Smoky Mountains Assoication, which since 1953 has provided the official store for the park.


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Clingmans Dome Ties All Time Record of 72F

The Dickson Herald reports the Great Smoky Mountains National Park site and highest point in Tennessee — hit 72 degrees Friday.


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Coyote, Bear, Mountain Lion Attacks in CO, MA, TN, WA

Here’s a summary of coyote, bear and mountain lion reports in Tennessee, Washington, Colorado and Massachusetts.
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Backcountry Accidents: Cub Scouts in California, Fatal Fall on Starr Mountain, TN

Three Cub Scouts reunited after getting lost in state park
Napa Valley Register – Napa,CA,USA
By MARSHA DORGAN, Register Staff Writer. Three Cub Scouts were reunited with their troop after being lost for about an hour and half in Robert Louis Stevensen State Park near Santa Rosa…

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30 Foot 3 Ton Climbing Wall Stolen in Memphis


Police report they have recovered a 30 foot high 3-ton climbing wall that was stolen in Memphis from Outdoors Inc. but was recovered at the airport. The wall had been taken in tact and not broken apart.
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Dog Advice in the Smokies




Mount LeConte Lodge With Pigeon Forge Below

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The Washington Post has this advice on dogs in the Smokies.

The national park does allow dogs in campgrounds, picnic areas and along roads, including scenic overlooks — but pooches must be on leashes no longer than six feet. Dogs are also permitted on the Gatlinburg Trail and the Oconaluftee River Trail. For people with pets, the park also recommends Mount Rogers and the Pisgah forest, among other national areas, and Kain suggests Shenandoah National Park, where dogs can trot along all but 20 miles of trails (out of a total 500 miles), and Grandfather Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains.



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Panoramas With Peaks Identified From NC, TN, GA Summits


Ken Gauger has released a series of very detailed images identifying the mountain peaks from Mount Mitchell, Clingmans and Brasstown Bald.
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Smokies Rangers Rescue Dog From 70 Foot Deep Sinkhole

WATE reports Smoky Mountains ranger rappelled into a 70-foot sinkhole to rescue a lost hunting dogs near Cades Cove.
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Clingmans Summit Closed Until Spring to Repair Paved Access Trail


The Mountains Press reports the Smokies have closed Clingmans trail to repave the trail.
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Fatal Heart Attack on LeConte Alum Cave Trail in Smokies


WATE reports John Bollinger, 55, had a fatal heart attack on the Alum Cave trail to LeConte in the Smokies.
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