Photographer, Kyle Kuiper, recently took the Range Rover Sport SVR on an expedition through the North Carolina mountains. The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina are home to some incredible views and lovely fall foliage. They are also home to a famous roadway called the Tail of the Dragon.
Kuiper took the Tail of the Dragon, starting in Tallahassee, Tennessee, and taking 318 turns and driving a little over 11 miles, he ended in Robbinsville, North Carolina. There are not any stoplights or intersections on the Tail of the Dragon, just the road through the beautiful wilderness.
After successfully completing the Tail of the Dragon, Kuiper went on a hunt to locate a special bear. A bear shadow appears every Mid-October through early November for 30 minutes on sunny evenings. The best place to see the “Shadow of the Bear” is at Rhodes Big View Overlook, located at an elevation of 5,000 ft just off of U.S. Highway 64 in Cashier, North Carolina.
“As the shadow progresses the shape of a bear appears in the midst of the gorgeous fall colors of the trees of the valley,” Kuiper remembers. “It only appeared for a short time, and as we stood and watched more and more people gathered to see it.”
Once Kuiper enjoyed the “Shadow of the Bear” he took off in the Range Rover Sport SVR once more. This time he went North on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
“The stretch of the parkway from Asheville is especially beautiful as you gain elevation and can enjoy views on both sides of the road,” he said. “The hundreds of miles along the Blue Ridge parkway were dotted with every color imaginable of fall. Around every curve, we were treated to amazing views and spectacular colors.”
Through every challenge of driving through the mountains, the Range Rover Sport SVR stood up to the test.
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