Great Smoky Mountains National Park is renowned for its fall colors...and it's also famous for its hundreds and hundreds of miles of backcountry trails. Which do you base a Great Smoky trip around?
True, you can be diplomatic and say both -- that you plan your hiking excursions to coincide with fall colors. But for argument's sake, let's say it had to be either or, not both.
When you look at the calendar, do you schedule your trek to the Smokies for the colors, or is getting a good hike in, no matter the season, most important?