Our annual fund-raiser: the Biodiversity Hike to Mount LeConte Lodge will take place on the first weekend in August.

The trip begins with a guided hike up Alum Cave Bluff Trail with an experienced guide providing natural history, local human history, biodiversity lessons and much more along the way. We’ll be having a picnic lunch on the way up, an evening sunset program about the ATBI at Clifftops, and a chance to meet some new friends while learning a thing or two. You’ll be presented with handmade note cards from DLIA, and lodging with dinner and breakfast. All this for the price of $275 per person – and you will be supporting both DLIA and the Smokies ATBI program.

Reserve your reservation now while spots are still open! For reservations or more information, e-mail Todd at or call (865) 430-4757. The lodge will house two guests to a bed, so bring or friend or share a bed with another program participant.

Note: the Alum Cave Trail is being worked on this year so we may change the hike to Mount LeConte to another trail.  Stay tuned for more details to come.


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