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June 1 - Tremont
June 1 - Late morning - Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont - Beginning of Camp Quest

Plan to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy hiking and fellowship in a beautiful mountain setting. The program is rather informal, but some of you may want to drive up to Tremont for a morning of fresh air, some exercise and just plain, good socializing in a beautiful, mountain environment. It's the beginning of our annual Camp Quest, and we might twist the arms of our coordinators to give us an informal overview of the camp.

Tremont can be approached through the Townsend entrance to the Park. At the "Y" (where the road intersects the connector that runs between Cades Cove and Gatlinburg), turn right. Then it is not far to the left turn that takes you to Tremont.

FROM THE NORTH: I-75 S to Knoxville. Continue on 275/ I-40 W for a short distance. Follow airport exits to 129 S. which takes you toward Alcoa/Maryville. From Maryville, take 321 N through Townsend. Do not turn toward Pigeon Forge. Follow signs straight into the Cades Cove entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

ONCE IN THE PARK: When coming in from Townsend, follow the road to the Y-intersection with signs to Gatlinburg or Cades Cove. Turn right towards Cades Cove, then immediately you will see a sign indicating the road to the Great Smoky Mountains Institute. Turn left across the bridge and follow the Tremont road 2 miles (you will cross two, two-lane bridges) to the Institute turning left across the 1-lane bridge. Office is on the left. Please check in.

Posted by pking
May 26, 2008