I'm headed up to the Smokies next week and am interested in going through Cades Cove and riding the unpaved Parson Branch Road that is a one-way out to US-129 in the middle of Deals Gap. I'm going to be by myself and wondered if it was a good idea? Is it very rough, or just gravel? I'm probably going through that area on Tuesday morning, so if anyone is in the vicinity and would like to ride the same route let me know. I'll be staying in Pigeon Forge all week and have laid out some good routes from the last two years. Unfortunately, I won't be on my newly acquired '08 DL650 as I don't have enough luggage space (yet), but the GS instead.