After our visit (and a Seahawks game) in Charlotte we drove to the Great Smoky Mountains was really pretty. With fall colors and rocky mountains galore.
And wouldn’t you know it… it started snowing when we had about an hour left to drive. But we made it to our campground with no problems.
We pulled into Smokemont Campground late in the evening and noticed the highway cutting through the park was closed due to ice. This road closure inevitably ended up ruining our plan of crossing the park at that entrance and doing a hike in the park the next day.
Unfortunately, due to the weather we were unable to experience the Great Smoky Mountains the way we’d like to, and will likely go back some day (not during the winter).
It looked like there were some pretty cool hikes in this area and we were bummed to not get out on any.
If you decide to travel into the park during the Fall/Spring just be warned that the road closures are weather dependent and not posted anywhere (at the time of this posting).
After backtracking to another highway through the Great Smoky Mountains we drove into Knoxville and dropped into Rocky Top CrossFit, which was an amazing gym.
Next up, our goal is to squeeze in two more National Parks before making our way down to Orlando for a flight back to Seattle for an early Christmas with the family.
Stay tuned for our next adventure at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.