(Del Rio TN)
On my way to the Smoky Mountains, I drove along the French Broad River. The sight of cascading water with lots of rocks was enough for me to stop to take photos.
The river flows for 216 miles from near Brevard NC, through Asheville and into Tennessee, eventually emptying into the Tennessee River in Knoxville TN. Along the way, many other rivers merge with it.
Following the French Broad from beginning to end would make a fun adventure. It was once a major trade route, and is now famous for white water rafting. The water seemed a bit low where I stopped. But, it was still visually interesting.
I spent the night at the entrance to a campground in the mountains that had closed for the season earlier than their website had posted.
Camp: Pisgah NF-Rocky Bluff boondock
Scene: River, cascades, rocks
Note: This visit occurred in October.