Great Smoky Mountains National Park Professional Review and Guide
"This park is close to major population centers, but its lush greenery and pleasantly rounded peaks create a soothing aura of tranquility. And, of course, there is the famous “smoke” that seems to perpetually hang over the land here. Most of the park is at an altitude of 5,000-6,000 feet and there are about 20 peaks over 6,000 feet, making this one of the highest tracts of land in the east.
The variety of plants and flowers that cover the mountains is extraordinary. Mountains without much cover are called, appropriately, balds. This eTrail explains in detail how to tour the park. In addition to a park map the details include driving tours, outdoor recreation, accommodations, campgrounds, dining, and more."