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Trailside Talk

Don’t take the Smokies home!

The scene is a simple one. A young boy, fascinated by slick stones in a creek, picks one up and skims it across the water, trying to reach the other bank. As wholesome as this scene may appear, it is one that shouldn’t happen in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Steve Kemp, Kent Cave, and Terry Maddox were colleagues working together in the realms of GSMA and the National Park Service during an important period of growth for the association. The trio gathered in September 2022 to share memories of their experiences as GSMA prepared for its 70th year of service to the National Park Service in 2023. Provided by Great Smoky Mountains Association.
Word from the Smokies

Terry Maddox leaves enduring legacy

The holiday spirit was tinged with sadness for many longtime park friends and supporters upon hearing that retired Great Smoky Mountains Association executive director Terry Maddox had passed away peacefully

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Trailside Talk

Don’t take the Smokies home!

The scene is a simple one. A young boy, fascinated by slick stones in a creek, picks one up and skims it across the water, trying to reach the other bank. As wholesome as this scene may appear, it is one that shouldn’t happen in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Read More >
Play Video