I'll be riding the Smokies in two weeks and just put this road on my list. There's a YT video that shows what its like. (Parsons Branch road - YouTube
). If you watch the vid towards the end you'll see a sedan driving through it.
If it's possible while you're on the road, please let us know how the conditions are. Given the winter washouts plaguing the Cherohala, BRP, etc. I was wondering about it being completely passable. I don't think Parsons Branch road would be high on the fixit list when so many roads are still being worked on.
Does anyone know if the BRP near Mt Mitchell will be open before May?
Enjoy your ride, maybe I'll see you in our travels