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Blue Ridge Mountain Sports

Knoxville,TN

Kingston Pike Shopping Center

ADDRESS

4610 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

PHONE

865.588.2638

HOURS

Mon-Sat….......10:00am - 8:00pm
Sundays…......12:00pm - 6:00pm

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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.

Also join us for a free Hiking 101 seminar on Thursday, March 27, 6:30 pm at Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, Farragut. 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. RSVP today with Sarah at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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!
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Troutfest - 6 pm Friday, April 25th

Join The Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited at Troutfest, a fundraising Banquet & Auction on Friday, April 25, 6:00 pm held at the Knoxville Airport Hilton Hotel Alcoa, TN. Accompanying the delicious dinner that will be served to attending guest will be both a live and silent auction as well as a bucket raffle. As always, the proceeds will benefit the conservation efforts of the Great Smoky Mountain Fisheries Department and will also help the Chapter fund youth education programs. Throughout the years, the Little River Chapter of Tout Unlimited has donated more than $170,000 to the Park Fisheries Department from proceeds that were generated by Troutfest events.

To get information on how to purchase tickets go to http://www.troutfest.org/PAGES/buytickets.htm. The deadline for purchasing tickets is April 11th.

The event will be a ton of fun! Catch up with old buddies, make new friends, swap fishing stories, eat some delicious food, and bid on some fantastic donations items to support a great cause.

Supporting Brook Trout Protection, Restoration and Fisheries Education in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
WHERE :
Knoxville Airport Hilton Hotel Alcoa, TN

LINKS OF INTEREST

Smoky Mountains Info

Big South Fork
Limitless possibilities abound for recreation in the Gorge and Plateau areas!

Cherokee National Forest
Encompassing 600,000+ acres to the northeast and southwest of the Smoky Mountains, The CNF is the largest tract of public land in TN.

Obed Wild & Scenic River
While Rock Climbing seems to be a large focal point, fishing, hiking, & paddling are also a large draw. Don't miss the great Swimming Holes!

Alliance for the Cumberland
A private & public partnership committed to equitable growth and resource conservation within the Cumberland Plateau region.

Edge Trekker
Trip Planner for Tennessee's Plateau Region