Along the Tennessee-North Carolina border is America's most visited national park, the Great Smoky Mountains. If, however, one hikes a few miles away from the main roads, few visitors are seen, and the scenery is beautiful. these pictures were taken on a week-long hiking and backpacking trip in the fall of 2010.

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Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Lower Grotto Falls

Lower Grotto Falls

Lower Grotto Falls

Lower Grotto Falls

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Lower Grotto Falls

Lower Grotto Falls

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

Smokies Stream

Smokies Stream

Spruce Flat Falls

Spruce Flat Falls

Morning Mist on Pine

Morning Mist on Pine