You know, the road to that mountain the foreground, Shortoff, is a pretty nice little dirt road. Wolf Pit. And, the hike to the peak of shortoff is only about 1.5 hours. Makes for a good dayhike/bike trip on days when the smokies are frigid. Also, the road that goes through Linville wilderness starts down there and you can shortcut to the Boone area for some of the pie at Famous Louise's.