Great Smoky Mountains, No. 185 "1000 Places to See Before You Die", page 690 1st Edition by Patrica Schultz
Our No. 5, No 22- "Life's 100 Places To See In Your Lifetime
"Snaking through North Carolina and Tennessee, these ancient hills have bequeathed some of the country's finest locales, including a 72 mile segment of the Appalachian Trail and, of course, the national Park. The forestland is fifth virgin growth - red maple, hickory, beech - and blessed throughout with pristine streams and rich undergrowth."
ref: Life's 100 Places To See In Your Lifetime, page 22.