Clingman's Dome - 6643 feet
4/29/2002 3:30PM
After spending the night in Cleveland, TN I took back roads along the Appalachian foothills towards the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This was definately worth doing instead of the interstate and I probably didn't lose any time since it was a more direct route. There were lots of great winding roads that were fun for my Integra to drive on. It was early enough in the season that the park wasn't completely jammed with traffic. Near Clingman's Dome is Newfound Gap, the border between Tennessee and North Carolina where the Appalachian Trail crosses the road. The Clingman summit tower was somewhat crowded but not too bad.


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Newfound Gap

Border between TN and NC

Observation tower at the summit of Clingman's Dome