All smiles after our first run down the infamous "Tail of the Dragon". An 11 mile section of US 129 at Deals Gap, North Carolina that contains 318 turns. This was at the Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort on the southern end of the run. We made a week-end trip out of seeing the fall colors and the area on our first trip into this section of the Smokey Mountains.
We rode across the Cherohala Skyway from Robbinsville, North Carolina to Telico Plains, Tennessee. It is a great ride and well worth making. The 50 mile parkway begins and ends at around 1000' above sea level, crossing the peak at almost 5500' where this was taken. Breath taking only begins to describe it.