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ZIP LINE TOUR
The 2.5-hour, self-guided course allows visitors to explore at their own pace. Six routes will be available, each consisting of 8 to 13 elements graded from easy to extreme, with heights of 40 feet. Certified guides will be present to provide instruction, encouragement and assistance.
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Elkmont -- Transition and Change:
The Light Show in the Smokies,
The photo contest asks participants to recognize that the A.T. is not only a footpath, but is also home to a vast array of wildlife and vegetation, scenery, unique people and special Trail communities. Contestants will submit a photograph of a favorite feature along the Trail. Photos may include people, places, scenery or more.
The top three photographers will each win a one-year membership to the ATC and will be featured in A.T. Journeys, the official magazine of the ATC.
Photo submissions will be accepted through
For a complete list of submission guidelines, rules and regulations, or to enter, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/2014photocontest.
THIS WEEK AT IJAMS
River Sports Outfitters,
OWN It Summits, which are planned and produced entirely by passionate millennial leaders, will address the regional issues preventing young Americans from spending time outdoors, including cultural relevance, access, cost, safety and the environmental health of local outdoor spaces. Delegates will select the most creative and impactful projects that solve these problems to receive funding and support from
Passionate young outdoor advocates interested in participating can purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/657489
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The content for the exhibit was developed, by design, with significant community input allowing a more personal Cherokee story to be told. Community teams held monthly discussions to develop exhibit themes and images. Rather than presenting a chronological history, teams developed a thematic approach to sharpen the Cherokee perspective focusing on Cherokee homeland, heritage sites, tourism, family, and community celebrations.
The touring exhibit is sponsored by the
TRAIL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The program is a partnership between
Any responsible adult, of any age and ability, is welcome to take part. Volunteers should be willing to commit a few hours each month to visit their specific trail or greenway. Even a small contribution of time will be helpful, and the experience will be rewarding and fun.
The basic responsibilities of a trail volunteer member are to:
GREET all trail users and act as goodwill ambassadors for our community.
INFORM users about the park and trail system, trail directions, etiquette and rules.
ASSIST users who are lost, need bike repair, first aid (when trained) and assist local governments or land managers concerning maintenance and illegal activity.
For information visit http://knoxcounty.org/parks/trail_volunteer/index.php.
Join us for fitness, fun and friendship. If you are a woman 55+ or a man 60+ you are eligible to play in this special non-competitive softball league. Age rule exceptions are made for those who have a disability but can still play softball. We play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30-11:30 at
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