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An offer from Mast for the members of the Great Smokies Hiking and Adventure Group - Hello everyone!  I'm Nick, and as you may know I'm one of your organizers in the hiking group.  I promise I'm not cold calling or spamming, I just also work at Mast General Store in Knoxville and wanted to invite everyone in the group to a private sa Nick Apr 18, 2015 3:32 PM
Now accepting contributions for Great Smokies Hiking & Adventure Group - Hi Hiking Enthusiasts, As most of you know, a lot goes into making a Meetup great, and some of that greatness requires cash. There's a new feature on Meetup that makes it easy for everyone in our group to chip in and help cover our costs. Start Emory Nov 29, 2014 8:32 AM
opps! I missed one..... -       Hello again to all hikers out there,     I missed Tim G's hike, sorry! -The Other Kephart Prong Loop Hike -- http://www.meetup.com/Great-Sm­okies-Hiking-Adventure-Group/e­vents/208175682/ Emory Sep 29, 2014 8:13 PM
The time is almost here! -     Hello to all hikers out there, The Fall Campout is almost here and the calendar is filling with the events surrounding that weekend. There are all types of adventures to cover whatever you have an need for. From JD's 17.7 Emory Sep 29, 2014 8:05 PM
Organizer positions -     Hello to all hikers out there, a passing of the torch, and the flame keeps burning. ---Kreis Wetherington is stepping down as an organizer. To those who have been in the group for a while you know Kreis by his winn Emory Jun 2, 2014 10:34 PM
Meetup details changed: Mid Week Hike on House Mountain - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Great-Sm­okies-Hiking-Adventure-Group/e­vents/186532962/ Tim G Jun 1, 2014 10:16 PM
The Fall Campout!!!! -     Hello to all hikers out there,   Thursday , April 10th is the opening of the window to call in and reserve your site for the Fall Campout. Do not wait until September to do this....there will not be any si Emory Apr 8, 2014 7:07 PM
Spring event -     Hello to all hikers out there,   I "adjusted" the dates for the Spring hike and campout --please re-check your calendar I have things that have come up down here that I can not reschedule for the 25th. Emory Mar 3, 2014 10:08 PM
Meetup details changed: Ramsay Cascades - Winter Wonderland - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Great-Sm­okies-Hiking-Adventure-Group/e­vents/165668692/ JD S. Feb 10, 2014 9:57 PM
Meetup details changed: Change of plans! Not the "Tunnel to Nowhere" to Fontana Dam - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Great-Sm­okies-Hiking-Adventure-Group/e­vents/126326602/ JD S. Dec 5, 2013 8:13 PM
a few sites are up for grabs! -     Go to the event page for the camp out and scroll through the comments section, some sites are coming up--grab one if you want in!   See you there! Emory Emory Oct 15, 2013 9:42 PM
PARK IS OPEN!!!!!! -     Hello to all hikers out there,,   Good news, the Park will be open for the next 5 days which means all of this weekends activities are on! Here is the WBIR link;  http://www.wbir.com/story/news­/local/sevi Emory Oct 15, 2013 8:45 PM
Group and event updates...... -       Hello to all Hikers out there,   I am going to quickly cover two points here;   --- Dale has decided to step down as an organizer with our group, he will remain a member and host the hi Emory Oct 6, 2013 3:07 PM
Government shutdown questions and answers - It is impossible for us to answer your questions, emails about the shutdown, because most of you know exactly what we do.  That we have a bunch of obstructionist serving in the House of Representatives in Congress. The situation is this.  We Dale Oct 1, 2013 4:50 PM
The Fall Campout -     Hello to all hikers out there,   If you want to attend the big Fall Campout and do not have a site yet...------you need to visit the event page as some members are having to drop out and they are putting their sit Emory Sep 18, 2013 8:13 PM
Welcome Paula! -     Hello to all hikers out there, I would like for everyone to welcome Paula Hemmerly in as our newest organizer to join the team. She brings with her loads of trail experience and a great outlook....welcome ab Emory Aug 27, 2013 10:12 PM
Tubing information for this weekend - This Saturday is our day for tubing at Deep Creek.  We will be meeting at Creekside Tubing which is at the entrance into Great Smokies National Park at Deep Creek.  If it is your first time visiting the area, make sure you h Dale Aug 11, 2013 2:56 PM
short hikes and a female organizer -       Hello to all hikers out there,   In trying to further expand the events offered to you I am in search of someone to fill an organizer position that we are in need of. --- You need be a member in Emory Aug 10, 2013 1:14 PM
Meetup details changed: Fall Leaf Tour & Bus Pick-up #2 "3M" - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Great-Sm­okies-Hiking-Adventure-Group/e­vents/126995432/ JD S. Jul 23, 2013 2:03 PM
Counting down to the Fall Campout - The days are counting down to the Fall Campout.  The available campsites are dwindling.  If you haven't gotten your's yet, you need to.  If you have a campsite, but haven't shared the listing of your campsite, you need to, so everyone will be able t Dale Jul 14, 2013 12:07 PM
new faces -     Hello to all hikers out there,   Please welcome Conrad Ottenfeld and John Potter as our newest organizers to be added to the team. Both have lots of trail experience and have certainly proven themselves in the gro Emory Jun 30, 2013 9:50 PM
Meetup details changed: Noland Divide To Deep Creek/ "Bus pick-up" - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Great-Sm­okies-Hiking-Adventure-Group/e­vents/126952252/ JD S. Jun 28, 2013 3:17 PM
Meetup details changed: Sunday Afternoon Ride Ellejoy to Townsend Wye with Cookout. - I've updated this event and changed the date for the 9th.  If you are interested, you will need to RSVP. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.me Dale Jun 2, 2013 7:15 PM
Meetup details changed: Early Summer Sunday Afternoon Ride Ellejoy to Townsend Wye... - I've updated this Meetup. For the details on the cookout that has been added for this event, see the event page. http://www.meetup.com/Great-Sm­okies-H Dale May 29, 2013 10:34 AM
Important update !!!!!!!!!!!!! must tell news !!!!!!!!!! Engagement announcement - For those of you that haven't heard yet, there is news of an engagement that you all should be aware of.  Paul Lear and Kathie Riner two of our organizers are engaged.  You will need to contact them for details of when and where the wedding will be. Dale May 17, 2013 9:26 PM
Hike Cancelled -   To clarify which hike I have cancelled it is the Picnic Hike on May 18th. I will reschedule it for August or September when my work schedule for the last part of the year comes out. Kreis W. May 7, 2013 7:48 PM
Meetup details changed: Let's take a ride on the Silver Comet - I've updated this Meetup with additional information about the ride and corrected some of my mistakes and hopefully answered some of the questions some had. The event has several options that I will finalize once I know who is attending.  If you are i Dale May 2, 2013 8:04 AM
Meetup details changed: Five Falls in a day....plus Fall Creek Falls ...... here we come... - The hike for Fall Creek Falls has been rescheduled due to the forecast of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms in the area.   Reservations are available to those that were on the original list first.   Dale Apr 26, 2013 4:13 PM
Fall Campout at Elkmont !!!!!!! - Reservations are open for the Fall Campout at Elkmont.  This is a link for more information about the Fall Campout and a link to the Campsite reservation,  http://w Dale Apr 21, 2013 4:44 PM
map link messed up -   oops!   the map link did not install correctly, here is a good link to view the campground map; http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyo­urvisit/upload/Elkmont-map.pdf­     Emory Emory Apr 17, 2013 8:23 PM
Now is the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -     Hello to all hikers out there,   Now is the time, tomorrow is the day!   Winter is barely gone, the wildflowers are just now coming up all over the Park and yet tomorrow is the day to call in and Emory Apr 17, 2013 8:07 PM
this is a hiking group! -     Hello to all hikers out there,     This is directed at the males in this group.   This is not a singles dating group.  You will not hassle or try to push yourself on the female members i Emory Apr 14, 2013 9:40 PM
stuff.... -     Hello to all hikers out there,   About every two years I need to hit on a couple of topics,  that time has come again. Please read this stuff because I don't want to hear silly remarks in the future when Emory Mar 25, 2013 7:31 PM
Hike Difficulty Rating - I have posted a hike difficulty rating on the Discussions Message Board. It reads as follows: Dayhikes Easy: 5 miles or less and up to 1000 Kreis W. Mar 25, 2013 6:25 PM
Ramsey Cascades Draft 1 - Would anyone be interested in being a co-event organizer on this hike?  I would love to do this especially with all the water in the Park, however I may be involved with a training event.   I would certainly appreciate it.  I hate not to post it a JD S. Jan 17, 2013 10:04 AM
Happy Thanksgiving! -     Hello to all hikers out there,   To all of our members who may be traveling this holiday, please give yourself enough time to get to where ever you may be going. There will be enough people out there Emory Nov 20, 2012 7:33 PM
...before you head out on that next hike; -   Hello to all hikers out there,   This is going to be a kinda long reading email, but it must be done. I have included lots of web links for you to explore and they all contain some really good information. Please look at the Emory Nov 10, 2012 8:07 PM
Re: [hiking-388] Correction to Frozen Head Meetup date - On 11/4/2012 7:50 PM, Kreis Wetherington wrote: Emory Nov 4, 2012 8:28 PM
Correction to Frozen Head Meetup date - Correct date for Frozen Head hike is December 22 NOT November 22. Kreis W. Nov 4, 2012 7:49 PM
The Fall Campout! -     Hello to all hikers out there,   Kelly broke a shovel!  Photos are up on our facebook page from the trail maintenance, they haven't made it into the Group photo album for the event yet. The Fall campout i Emory Oct 2, 2012 7:18 PM
Thank You! - All, As some of you have no doubt heard or read through various channels, today I completed my trail map and joined our ever growing list of "900 milers."  I wanted to take a time to thank the group as a whole for it's role in getting there. Bryan G. Sep 23, 2012 9:12 PM
Your RSVP -     Hello to all hikers out there,   Your RSVP to an event is important, please be a person of honor and hold true to your commitment. We are, as well as other groups, having a problem with members who 'No Show' or ba Emory Sep 23, 2012 10:23 AM
Calendar and other information you need to check out......... - I have discovered over the past couple months that many of you are only checking the current calendar week and not everything that is scheduled or open. For those of you that are sitting on the fence regarding the fall campout, now is the time Dale Sep 20, 2012 7:47 PM
general stuff and things.... -     Hello to all hikers out there,   Dale has been beating me to the punch on emails lately, so I decided to snake him on this one! Our most recent Backpacking 101 event was a huge success and I would like to Emory Sep 11, 2012 8:28 PM
They say the leaves are - They say the leaves are going to be turning early this year.  It should be a great time to be at Smokemont for the fall colors.  Even without the fall colors it will be a great time to be at Smokemont this fall.  You are not going to find a better c Dale Sep 5, 2012 8:52 PM
Personal invitation for everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - If the good Lord is willing and the creeks don't rise, John and I will finish all of the 900 miles of trails in the Smokies on October 20th when we hike the Enloe Creek trail.   Some of you have hiked a few miles with us, some have hikes several trail Dale Sep 3, 2012 7:33 PM
Natchez Trace bike ride - As this year winds down, John and I will hopefully finish our 900 miles in the Smokies.  While I will continue leading hikes, I have some other goals in mind.   There is a bike ride that involves 444 miles.  It starts at Natchez and ends in Nashvill Dale Aug 30, 2012 7:38 PM
Backpacking 101/Gear Session Interest - Hello everyone! I wanted to see what interest there would be in a Backpacking 101/Gear Session event on Sunday September 9th from 1-5pm.  The event would be in West Hill Park near the YMCA.  It would include a couple of hours covering some of Bryan G. Aug 27, 2012 11:05 AM
Bears are growling....... important update about bears in the smokies - This has been an interesting year with the weather.  As a result, we saw one of the hottest weeks in June we have had in this area this year.  We are experiencing one of the coolest Augusts that most of us have seen in a long time.  The weather chan Dale Aug 21, 2012 11:17 AM
90 days and counting..... don't get left out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes you could be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - It is 90 days until the fall campout and we will be sitting at Smokemont wondering how spring and summer flew by so quickly. Some of us have already made reservations for Smokemont, others of you are sitting on that fence.  There are only "5" sites le Dale Jul 19, 2012 7:04 PM
Meetup Update: Walk-n-Roll Away SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Great-Sm­okies-Hiking-Adventure-Group/e­vents/59209862/   Denita Jul 16, 2012 8:56 PM
Facebook group page - A facebook page has been created for our members.  Some of you have already joined and checked it out.  It is a group page that will allow you to post photos, events, comments about our group.  If you don't want to be bothered with all the not Dale Jul 10, 2012 4:25 PM
This hike has it all for almost everyone in the group !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Many of you just glance at the calendar without reading the details of the hikes.  Some of you look at the pictures after a hike and wished you had went on the hike.  Some of you have been saying we don't have easy hikes scheduled.  Well, when we do Dale Jul 8, 2012 9:28 AM
Facebook page created... - A facebook page has been created for our members.  This will allow you to post photos, events, comments about our group.  If you don't want to be bothered with all the notifications you can change the settings on the group page once you join. Dale Jul 1, 2012 10:55 AM
Fourth of July update at Cosby Camping and other events on the 4th !!!!!!!!!!!! - The fourth seemed forever away when I schedule the camping event and the hike for the fourth of July, but it is around the corner.  If you haven't made your plans for the fourth yet, you should check out camping at Cosby at this link.  If you are cam Dale Jun 28, 2012 7:51 AM
Meetup details changed: End June by taking it up a notch..... Clingman loop - This event has been updated with some additional information. Check the event page for the hike as it has the new information.  If you are up to the challenge, it is not too late to get in on this hike.  We have a good mixture of men and women doing Dale Jun 25, 2012 1:00 AM
Summer, humidity and hiking !!!!!!! - It is summer, and this may be one of earliest summers we have had in some time when it comes to the humidity.  I am no fitness guru, but after doing a couple hikes this past weekend with the high humidity, I have some suggestions. Summer hikes Dale Jun 19, 2012 11:59 AM
The Ultimate Hike 2012 - All, As you have undoubtedly noticed, I have schedule several events for The Ultimate Hike 2012 on our calendar.  I just wanted to explain what these events are for.  The Ultimate Hike is a charity event that raises money for Children's Can Bryan G. Jun 18, 2012 2:39 PM
Trail Maintenance Opportunities - As part of an Active Trails grant through the National Park Foundation we will be holding two trail workdays on park nature trails specifically designed for families!!  There are several short nature trails that get a lot of use by our visitors and fa Bryan G. Jun 11, 2012 1:02 PM
Volunteers needed for the Cherohla Challenge this Saturday! - As some of our bicycle enthusiast may know this Saturday will bring the 12th anual Cherohla Challenge.  The Cherohla Challenge is a 114mile bike ride through the southern Appalachians, and is one of the top 100 bike rides in the nation.  This one is Nick Jun 10, 2012 1:42 PM
New Poll on http://www.tn.gov/environment/­na/natareas/housemtn/Trail Work on House Mountain - Hello, I have just started a new poll on the possibility of doing some trail work for House Mountain.  Knox County Parks and Rec are looking for some help and are considering our group.  Please check it out and vote if you would be interested in he Nick Jun 7, 2012 12:13 AM
Shirts are coming! -     Hello to all hikers out there,   I have been working with Art Gill at Digital Embroidery for the past month or so working on this years series of group gear hiking shirts and we have come up with a fantastic line Emory May 16, 2012 6:25 PM
Hike credits -     Hello to all hikers out there,   Some of you have had some confusion about hike credits , what they were for and how you got them. The info has always been on the message board, you got one when you joined and if Emory May 10, 2012 8:20 PM
Come, come to Smokemont this Fall.... don't delay, don't wait it maybe too late....... - It is amazing how quick time flies by, Memorial Day will soon be here, the Virginia Creeper trail.  It seemed like forever when I posted those events and now they are right around the corner.  In years past we have done the fall campout at Elkmont an Dale May 10, 2012 10:13 AM
GSMNP Employee Of The Year -     Hello to all hikers out there,   One of your fellow members has been named GSMNP employee of the year!     National park to honor its Employee of the Year at ceremony Emory May 9, 2012 7:10 PM
profile page main photo -     Hello to all hikers out there,   Everybody needs to go back and look at their main profile photo, the one that comes up when you RSVP for something. On the event page they are small, if we can't tell who you are , Emory May 3, 2012 6:33 AM
Fwd: Fw: Park Seeking Info on Armed Robbery -    information for all hikers  Emory ------ Emory Apr 30, 2012 6:46 PM
Mt LeConte - Hi Everyone, Prasad Apr 29, 2012 11:07 AM
Tick season--be careful! -     Hello to all hikers out there,   Not to long ago I sent out some info on ticks, how to identify them and ways to remove and treat bite areas.  It now appears that this years tick population is causing some real p Emory Apr 27, 2012 9:38 PM
TV tonight! -     Hello to all hikers out there,     Tonight on the Travel channel will be one of your fellow members, Ben , as they air the new series Park Secrets. I put out a call to all members a little while back for Emory Apr 24, 2012 7:10 PM
GoLite 50% Off Sale - Hello everyone, I just wanted to take the time to make everyone aware of a huge sale that GoLite is having on their website,  http://www.golite.com/ .  The sale is a 50% off sale and includes their entire in Bryan G. Apr 24, 2012 9:34 AM
Fall Campout site reservations -     Hello to all hikers out there,   Today is Wednesday the 18th, tonight at 12:01 starts the time that the reservation window opens for getting your campsite reservation in for the Fall campout. The entire Park will Emory Apr 18, 2012 7:39 PM
'tis the season.... - Hello to all hikers out there, Warm weather is almost upon us and Rebecca brought up a good point, with as warm a Emory Apr 2, 2012 10:29 PM
Swan Cabin information requested - Browsing various maps I ran across Swan Cabin in Robbinsville, NC. If you have stayed there or are familiar with the cabin, will you please share what information you know. The Cabin is close to the Joyce Kilmer Wildnerness area. I Dale Mar 14, 2012 8:15 PM
Dehydrator tips and recipes for healthier eating - There is a new forum that can be accessed in the discussion forums under Dehydrator Tips and Recipes for Healthier Eating. This is a link to the page. Dale Mar 9, 2012 11:43 AM
Fourth of July possible event.......input requested - While it is early for some to know what their plans are for the 4th of July, I am seeking some input on a hike, or possible backpack. The hike option is to begin at around or before 7:00 am at Newfound Gap and hike across the AT to the ro Dale Mar 8, 2012 11:36 AM
Major Backpacking changes and Backcountry fee changes coming in 2013. - The Great Smoky Mountains Park has received approval from the National Park Service to proceed with a controversial proposal to charge a fee for backcountry camping beginning in 2013. Unlike most national parks, the Smokies has never charged fo Dale Mar 7, 2012 7:27 PM
Group info - Hello to all hikers out there, On this groups main front page you will see drag down tabs at the top, there is one called 'Pages'. All of you were asked to read through this befor Emory Mar 7, 2012 7:00 PM
Bike classes Knoxville.... - Knoxville is offering a couple of free one hour classes for those interested about bike riding on the roads. These classes are offered by emailing to RSVP your spot. They have two different dates for these classes. This is the link Dale Mar 2, 2012 9:44 AM
The Ins and Outs of a Bicycle - It is almost time to get out the bicycles. This year we have the opportunity to have a lady with extensive bike riding experience across the US including camping while bike riding through various locales. She has written books about variou Dale Feb 28, 2012 8:05 PM
New Meetup: Beat The Heat! Way Up There Camping - Announcing a new Meetup for Great Smokies Hiking & Adventure Group! What : Beat The Heat! Way Up There Camping When Bryan G. Feb 6, 2012 8:35 PM
Other hiking clubs - Recently there were some negative comments made in regards to a hiking club. Those comments are not the comments of the organizers of this meetup, nor are they the views of this group. Many of the shelters have been refurbished by labor from the Dale Feb 5, 2012 7:54 PM
...and even more stuff to choose from for you to do! - Hello to all hikers out there, Well, with this new year things are really kicking in with more force then ever. Dale and John are throwing up some real out of the way trails that Emory Jan 28, 2012 6:59 PM
more events leaders for moderate, Sunday and a kayak or two thrown in! - Hello to all hikers out there, I have been wandering the member list looking for folks willing to move up and host some events in the moderate and easy range and Emory Jan 28, 2012 7:09 AM
A New Organizer!! - Hello to all hikers out there, Do you have kids? Do you like to hike but can't always go because the event posted ma Emory Jan 24, 2012 6:52 PM
Stuff is happening!! - Hello to all hikers out there, The new year is here and we are starting to really load up the calendar with all types of great hikes and adventures. Dale is going nuts posting goodies on the c Emory Jan 16, 2012 7:58 PM
Merry Christmas!!!!!! - It is almost that time of year again. As Christmas day draws near and the 2011 year is ready to close out, I want to encourage those of you that haven't gotten out to hike with us this year to do so in the coming year. If you hiked&nbs Dale Dec 23, 2011 9:32 PM
Fwd: Columbia Sportswear News for your Meetup members! - -------- Origi Emory Dec 6, 2011 6:33 PM
Re: [hiking-388] Another Year! - Your message is really very nice!  Thank you for introducing me to TN and the great camp-outs.  I consider you a very good friend that I have made through meet-up.  Looking forward to more adventures! On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 Bonnie Dec 1, 2011 10:50 AM
Re: [hiking-388] Another Year! - Thank you from NW Indiana! Sincerely; Robert. On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 7:46 PM, Emory < [address removed] > wrote: robert l. Dec 1, 2011 10:36 AM
Re: [hiking-388] Another Year! - Prasad Nov 30, 2011 9:33 PM
Another Year! - Hello to all hikers out there, As November is ending so begins another year for this group. Our first hike was on November 10th 2007 and we are now going into our 5th Emory Nov 30, 2011 8:46 PM
Fwd: Sponsorship News for your Meetup members! - -------- Origi Emory Nov 2, 2011 6:59 PM
Re: [hiking-388] Casting call to group members! - "-Male (Preferable but not necessary) "  Booo... hisssss... dadgum! Can't get away from sexism. Pshaw! Sage:) Oct 26, 2011 8:53 AM
Re: [hiking-388] Casting call to group members! - Emory, I'm new to the group but have done some exploring in the Cherokee National Forest. I'm leading a user 2. Oct 25, 2011 8:00 PM
Casting call to group members! - Hello to all hikers out there, I have an opportunity here for someone in our group to be interviewed for a nationally broadcasted TV show on the Travel Channel in a segment called Emory Oct 25, 2011 6:45 PM
The Santa Hat Hike, or whoops...I made a big boo-boo! - Hello to all hikers out there, I have pulled a major screw up on the calendar. I posted the Santa Hat Hike for Saturday, December the 3rd and I do not have that weekend off Emory Oct 24, 2011 9:07 PM
Columbia Sportswear! - Hello to all hikers out there, We have once again picked up Columbia Sportswear as a sponsor to our group. This is usually a short term sponsorship lasting through the end of the winter Emory Oct 20, 2011 8:14 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Indoor Rock-Climbing - Hi all, Due to circumstances beyond Robin's and my control, we are having to cancel the indoor rock-climbing meetup scheduled to occur on Wednesday, October 19,[masked]:00 PM. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have Mahogany Oct 19, 2011 2:01 PM
Creeper Trail spots available - Due to change in plans for some we have three spots available for the creeper trial this weekend. I realize this is short notice but if you are interested read the event page and contact me. The shuttle cost is 10 dollars. You must have your own bic Dale Oct 19, 2011 6:22 AM

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