Did you read that next March-May the Cades Cove Rd. is being closed for road work?? (and it needs it badly!) I guess people will still be able to walk down the center of the cove on foot, so the really determined photographers will have more of the cove to themselves!
Karen - You are right, the cove loop road is in bad shape. It was last paved in 1974, so those of us that frequent the area regularly are all for the road work. Funny thing is in talking to the Rangers they have not even given any thought to people walking into the cove. The press release that was issued listed the dates as March 1st to May 21st, and then stated that Cades Cove would be closed to ALL visitors. This wording has prompted many questions.
Of course the walk to Hyatt Lane (where these photos were taken) is 5 miles each way!
You should be a "dumb tourist" photographer and give us action shots of dumb people in the act of stupidity
vpnd - Not sure if you are "jerking my chain" or being serious ... But your suggestion is really not a bad idea!