From the bloggers at Roadtreking.
Veteran “Leaf Peepers” will tell you that there are few places in North America as stunning as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when it comes to the most beautiful, breathtaking displays of autumn color. The problem though, is getting there at peak color time and before wind and rain quickly drops the painted leaves.
But this week, we couldn’t have timed it any better. The leaves had turned, the winds were calm, the skies were clear and bright blue. We spent much of Thursday in the park, hiking and taking photos.
To get there, we drove our Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL down through the crowded touristy towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg off I 40 right on the Tennessee/North Carolina border. Even midweek in mid October, the traffic is horrendous and we crawled along until hitting the park.
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