For those of you who don't know, Cades Cove is a very popular area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is basically an 11-mile loop road with 2 cross roads and a number of other places to pull off. Traffic moves (when it does) in an anti-clockwise fashion. I have seen some rather flagrant disregard for vehicle and traffic laws there, as well as some outright lack of common sense when it comes to wild animals.
But, enough of that. When you can get away from people there are some incredible wildlife to be seen in the area. Bear (lots of them), Wild Boar, Coyote, Fox, Bobcat, Cougar (some say), Deer. There is no cell service. It is peaceful.
Yes. This is one of those photos that did not work in black and white, it was all greys. The frost did not last long, the sun came up over the ridge and the traffic started.