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A Walk in the Woods

Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738 USA

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“dedicated to raising environmental awareness”

It started with a through-hike of the Smokies, and turned into the proverbial labor of love... Although we have always been avid naturalists, we both had successful careers. Erik has a BBA in Accounting and worked as a Controller for a video post-production house for ten years. Vesna has a BS in Communications and was working towards her Masters in Education. She worked in television as both a reporter and a producer for nine years. However, our careers became less satisfying and as we struggled to find meaning on this path, our trips to the mountains became more frequent and important. We began discussing an alternative in which we would be doing something we believed in, raising people’s environmental awareness. We were drawn to the Appalachian Mountains and loved being outdoors, but were unclear of how to make this our life's work, instead of just a passion. Then in late August of 1996, Erik took a backpacking trip through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park alone. During this vision quest, he found the answer. Why not share this magic with others? A Walk in the Woods was born. As children, we had both wanted to become naturalists, but for various reasons had gotten off of that path. We now have come full circle, and invite you to share the wonders that this beautiful park has to offer.

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A Walk in the Woods

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
37738 USA


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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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