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Erik Plakanis and his wife Vesna have always been avid nature lovers, but it wasn’t until one day Erik experienced an epiphany while solo-hiking inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park did the two decide to make their love of nature into a career. Erik quit his job as controller for a video post-production house, Vesna left her career in television, and thus A Walk in the Woods was born in 1996.
Today A Walk in the Woods has become one of the most renowned nature companies in the Smoky Mountains. Services provided by the Gatlinburg nature company include guided walks, backpacking, hiker shuttle, trip planning, equipment rentals, seminars, and more. All of which include exciting historical tales of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Along with Erik and Vesna, the company employs a total of five other naturalists from all across the country, all of which bring their own unique twist to their tours. Each of the tour guides with A Walk in the Woods are experienced naturalists, as well as certified Wilderness First Responders.
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