The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has 150 official trails, extending 850 miles, and you don’t even need to venture into the backcountry to experience the beauty of undisturbed nature. If you’d like to try hiking in the mountains, plan to attend this workshop to be safe as well as have fun.
Greg Rowe, owner of Little River Trading Company, will present Day Hiking in the Smokies on Monday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Blount County Public Library.
Day hikers can access hundreds of miles of trails with a range of difficulty levels, types of terrain, and elevation. The workshop will address the “10 essentials to include in your pack” as well as best footwear for day hiking. There will also be recommendations for trekking poles.
An avid outdoorsman and nature lover, Rowe is a proficient backpacker, paddler, cyclist, runner, and hiker. He and Little River Trading Company co-owner Charles Woody have a combined 60 years of retail experience and are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge of outdoor activities and nature hobbies. Little River Trading Company is located at 2408 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy. in Maryville.
Rowe will also recommend the most useful trail guides and maps to get you all set to take a day hiking adventure.
Open to the public, this program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit www.blounttn.org/197.