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  • Karen F

    I have determined that I have other priorities that preclude me from going on this trip.

    Yesterday

  • Diane S.

    Please vote on your choices for lodging. The big choice is really how close do you want to be to Gatlinburg and the major roadway through the Smokey's. My feeling is that I do want to spend time in Gatlinburg at least one of the days. No matter where we stay, we will have to drive though. Most of the place have winding roads. Please pick your top three places. I will need payment for the trip before I book. Prices are subject to change. If you feel that you want to talk about these things, I'll set up a conference call. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kjpctQXyJU_e3qY_V1Dg8ZiuDcMI1NFWFTwK5tJeHwI/edit?usp=sharing

    1 · 3 days ago

    • Diane S.

      I also included a camping option since that's lowest cost.

      1 · 2 days ago

    • Brianne B.

      OK - here's what I think - in order from the top - #4; #6; #7

      Yesterday

  • Jill H

    It's just terrible what's happening there right now where we would be staying! Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have been on fire! I feel so bad for the folks living there! :-(

    1 · 5 days ago

    • Brianne B.

      This is very sad! And they say it was started deliberately?

      5 days ago

    • Jill H

      Wow Bri, I never did hear how they think it was caused but its just sad! Yes, Cades Cove would be a good place for you all to stay if there is a place around in there somewhere. It's beautiful in Cades Cove!

      1 · 5 days ago

  • Jill H

    Upon a deeper look into my circumstances and finances into the next year, I'm sorry but have to decline this trip. I'm planning a trip closer to home for the same week. Would have loved to join you all but with surgery at end of this week and just now finding out what the skyrocketed deductible alone is going to be..... I really cannot see how I will afford to make this trip next year. I will still be paying off the deductible.

    1 · November 28

  • Karen F

    I'm a seasoned hiker and camper and have no problems with your hiking "minimum requirements." I'm fine with either tent camping or a cabin, although I almost prefer a tent because then I can have a "room to myself" LOL.

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Brianne B.

    Fire pit please!

    November 26

  • Erin W.

    I'm interested but not for a full week. I could fly in and fly out and get a hotel and meet you all for hiking!

    1 · November 26

  • Diane S.

    So, the earliest that I can book campsites is Nov 27. Based on what I just learned from the park service, there is no guarantee that I will secure a campsite for the week. Since the group camp is already full, I will do my best to book 2 sites. That should be enough for 2 small and 1 larger tent. If we can't get something in the park, I'll look at private campgrounds nearby.

    2 · November 4

    • Diane S.

      There are many, many cabins to choose from... hard to pick.

      1 · November 7

    • Erin W.

      I be very interested in a cabin and not camping. Also I'd be interested in a hotel room with a jacuzzi! LOL

      1 · November 26

  • Diane S.

    Oops, here's the interest survey link. https://
    goo.gl/forms/RrIq11xCcnBgYEAb2

    November 13

  • Diane S.

    Please fill out this interest survey. I emailed it to folks, but if you didn't get it, here it is. Please fill out by next Wednesday.

    November 13

  • Diane S.

    Could folks private message me with your email addresses and phone numbers? I'm going to send out a lodging survey with a few of the places that I've found to help me with making a selection. Thanks.

    November 9

  • Brianne B.

    I am very interested in this trip! I have a van and can take 4 people - and have a 4-6 person dome tent as well! This sounds awesome!

    November 4

  • Diane S.

    The real issue is how many campsites to get or to get a group camp... A regular campsite can only have 2 cars and has a 16 x 16 tent pad. That's room for two small, or one large tent. I assume that everyone will want their own tent. Right? If so, how big is your tent?

    November 1

    • Diane S.

      Cindy, would you be okay with sharing a pad with another tent? I could just get several regular sites. Minimum for group is 7 people and I'm not sure that I'll get that many. Right now, there are 3 or 4 of us that sound really interested.

      November 1

    • Jill H

      I own two small dome tents probably like 2 person tents and one huge big cabin tent but it doesn't have the rain fly... I usually rig tarps above it to keep rain out. But anyway, I'd rather use the small dome and could loan out the other for someone to use if someone needs one to use.

      November 1

  • Jill H

    Really interested in this trip. Been to the Smokies before and its gorgeous there! I hadn't camped there and it sounds like a great week to be had there!

    October 31

  • Erika

    I'd love to go to this event, but I hope to be moving to a new place to live during this time.

    October 30

  • Stacy L.

    The area & synchronous fireflies
    event sounds amazing but after reading the hiking info I'm not at that skill level. Have a great time ladies & best safe out there!!!

    October 29

  • cindy s.

    I'd be interested

    October 28

  • Toni

    I'm interested! I travel a lot for work in late spring, so I'm not certain I'm ready to commit, but I'm definitely interested.

    2 · October 27

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  • Diane S.
    Organizer,
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    Greetings! I love all things outdoors and love sharing this passion with others. I live on... more

  • Brianne B.

    I love hiking, walking and just being outdoors! And I'm only in my early 70's! Young too! Good... more

  • Toni

    I like to hike and camp, usually with my dog. I used to canoe when I was younger and want to... more

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