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« on: January 04, 2008, 09:12:21 PM »


Join Ken Voorhis, executive director of the Tremont Institute, on Saturday, January 19, 2008 from 9 a.m. to mid afternoon for a lesson on winter tree identification. Receive hands-on experience on identifying trees by looking at their bark, location and structure. Non-refundable pre-registration of $15 per person payable to Tremont is required. Call 865/448-6709 or e-mail to register. Bring a sack lunch, rain gear, and water.

(Note: Although Tremont issued no information about the difficulty of the walk, it will be in mountainous terrain over period of perhaps six hours but with frequent stops to identify and discuss trees.)

LOCATION:  Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
                    9275 Tremont Road
                    Townsend, Tennessee 37882

Directions cobbled together based upon information provided by The Tremont Institute: From Atlanta take I-75 N to Lenoir City - exit #81. Follow 321 North through Maryville to Townsend. Go straight on Hwy. 73 (don't turn toward Pigeon Forge) into the Great Smoky Mountains National 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. Immediately to the left is a small store where classes usually form before embarking on hikes.

ALTERNATIVE Directions provided by MapQuest: Distance: 236 miles or 4 hours from Perimeter Mall.

Start address: 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30346
End address: 9275 Tremont Rd Townsend, TN 37882

Start at: 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30346

1. Head south on Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE toward Hammond Dr NE - 0.2 mi
2. Take the ramp onto I-285 W - 7.2 mi
3. Take exit 20 to merge onto I-75 N toward Chattanooga/Marietta Entering Tennessee - 189 mi
4. Take exit 376 to merge onto I-140 E/Pellissippi Pkwy toward Maryville - 14.0 mi
5. Take the Maryville/TN-33 ramp to Rockford - 0.3 mi
6. Turn right at TN-33 - 2.7 mi
7. Turn left at S Everett High Rd - 0.8 mi
8. Continue on Wilcox St - 364 ft
9. Turn right at Crest Rd - 0.3 mi
10. Turn left at Cherokee St - 0.1 mi
11. Turn left at E Lamar Alexander Pkwy/US-321 - 16.7 mi
12. Continue on TN-337 - 2.3 mi
13. Turn right at Cades Cove Rd - 0.2 mi
14. Turn left at Middle Prong Rd/Tremont Rd - 1.9 mi

Arrive at: 9275 Tremont Rd Townsend, TN 37882


Rich Reaves
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