Hey y’all! We are Big Orange Smoke, a group of University of Tennessee students working to raise money and awareness for the Friends of the Smokies “Trails Forever” project in the Smoky Mountains. This blog will walk you through all of our goals for the fundraising campaign and the progress we’ve made thus far. Don’t worry though, this won’t just be a progress report! We’ll have periodic inserts with fun stories about the Smokies and what makes our local national park so great! Check back in to read more about some of the great benefits of hiking the Smokies, where you can go to donate, and why everyone should check out the Friends of the Smokies site!