Driving the free road in the mountrains
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Travel Blog› entry 12 of 26 › view all entries
I head away from the waterfall towards the higher mountains. I want to go to see the
This mountain area has later been given to the Federal authorities but one of the states stipulated that the road should be forever free to use. That is the reason why it is free of charge to visit the national park.
One thing I always heard so much about is the famous fall colours of the states. Driving down from DC along the coast to
Along the road are many small streams - ok maybe it is basically the same little creek who knows - the creeks are all lined by trees dressed in the fall clothing.
On a small detour from the main road is a major mountain. The
Unfortunately it is getting a bit late - my unfortunate detours earlier combined with a general slow pace of driving are keeping me up. Hence I only got time to do a bit more of sightseeing before it will get dark. I go and stop at a random stop - and hey this is the actual border between North Carolina and Tennessee and I could just consider leaving my car and go for a hike - after all the Appalachian Trail is just next to the parking lot - and it is only 1.972 to Katahdin Maine. I guess I could go on the trail but I really should inform my boss that I would be a tiny bit delayed in my return and there is just no internet around this place.