Mile after mile of stunning yellow, red and orange trees with stunning vistas of the mountains in the background. And just look at that road up ahead totally free of traffic. At that hour of the morning, most tourists were in one of the many Pancake Houses back in the towns!
After exiting the parkway, we made our way out of the park and headed across some backroads few people know about and into the Cherokee National Forest to get a look at Bald River Falls. We knew the falls would be crowded on a Sunday afternoon and would be at less than optimal flow in the dry season of early November, but took the risk anyway.