So it is still Day 2 and I have now headed from Cades Cove over to the Tremont area of the park. The Tremont Institute offers educational and environmental programs to help people appreciate the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I had read that Upper Tremont Road is a peaceful getaway from the other parts of the park and I knew that it runs parallel to the Middle and Upper Prong of the Little River. I thought that there might be opportunities for some water shots here, so I drove the entire road. It is unpaved, so many people don't visit here. It's quiet and tranquil and it's a great place to get away from the more crowded sections of the park.
For sunset that day, I chose to go to Morton Overlook along Newfound Gap Road. The sun at this time of year sets to the south of the overlook, but the sky always turns pretty colors over the mountains. You really can't go wrong no matter where you choose to see a sunset in the Smokies. I chose to park so that my car was parallel to the overlook and I actually sat quietly in my car for more than an hour just watching the sky. It was a really relaxing way to finish my second day.
You will be able to find these images and a few others in their respective galleries. Just click on the Tremont and Morton Overlook folders