Mt. University is back - Free Urban Wilderness 101 hiking class!
Join Blue Ridge Mountain Sports - Bearden and The Great Smokies Hiking & Adventure Group for a free informative session on day hiking basics. Everything from layering techniques, essential gear, local hiking groups and local hiking opportunities will be discussed. The seminar is free and includes light refreshments, handouts and discussion of equipment.
March 12, 2014
6:30 - 8:00pm
Blue Ridge Mountain Sports - Bearden
4610 Kingston Pike, Knoxville 37919 - (865) 588-2638
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Save the Date March 24th 2014, 7pm
Blue Ridge Mountain Sports is pleased to host a special evening of inspiring and thought-provoking, action, environmental, and adventure mountain films from the 2014 festival in Banff, Alberta. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. The World Tour showcases award-winning films and audience favorites from over 400 communities around the world. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures, to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the tour is an exhilarating exploration and celebration of the spirit of adventure. Tickets will be $15 / ticket and will be available for purchase ASAP through http://www.knoxbijou.com/ or a Blue Ridge Mountain Sports nearest you. All proceeds from the Knoxville show will benefit nonprofit partner, The Legacy Parks Foundation. To learn more about The Legacy Parks Foundation visit http://www.legacyparks.org/ . Follow us on Twitter, https://twitter.com/KnoxBlueRidge and Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/BlueRidgeMountainSportsKnoxville to stay up to date with the Banff Mountain Film Festival and for a chance to win tickets!
The Bijou Theater, 803 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902-1711 (865) 522-0832
Get on the Trail Hiking Series with Friends of the Smokies and Missy Kane, 2014 Spring Hikes
APRIL 2th Quiet Walkway Adventure at Huskey Gap
Easy, 3-4 miles
Meet at 8:15 am at Sugarlands Visitor Center, Training Room, located under the building with the visitor amenities. Carpool to trailhead.
APRIL 9th Little River and Cucumber Gap
Easy to moderate, 5-7 mile
Meet at 8:15 am at Sugarlands Visitor Center RV parking lot.
APRIL 16th White Oak Sinks via Schoolhouse Gap
Moderate, 6 miles
Meet at 8:15 am at the Tuckaleechee Caverns parking lot. Carpool to Schoolhouse Gap trailhead.
APRIL 23th Ramsey Cascades
Difficult, 8 miles
Meet 8:15 am at the Greenbrier Picnic Area and carpool to trailhead.
APRIL 30th Indian Creek Loop
Moderate to Difficult due to distance, 9 miles
Meet at 9:00 am at Oconaluftee Visitor Center and carpool to Deep Creek Campground & trailhead.
Cost for each hike is $20.00/person with the proceeds going to Friends of the Smokies. Make payment to: Friends of the Smokies, PO Box 1660, Kodak, TN 37764. Special gift for all participants! A complimentary Friends membership is provided with registration of the entire series. Unless otherwise specified, meet at 8:15 am for each hike.
Bring day pack, water, snacks, hiking poles, rain gear, appropriate shoes & medications. We suggest that you prepare for hikes by working out aerobically 3-4 days a week on a regular basis.
Space is limited and you must pre-register by calling 865-541-4500! Please call to cancel if you can’t make a hike as we have a waiting list!
For more information, contact Sarah Weeks at Friends of the Smokies, 865-932-4794 or Send your money in to secure your spot!