Located at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway and divided by the border between Tennessee and North Carolina, this national park is the most visited park in America. Arrive in the spring for the peak of the wildflower season or in October when autumn foliage paints the mountain sides. Here are details on the back roads, remote trails, and hidden corners of this park where few visitors travel. This issue will help you find the fall color, wildflowers, waterfalls, and where to set up a tripod to capture the classic sunrise scenes of distant fog-filled valleys and overlapping ridges of blue hills receding far into the distant Appalachians.
Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.