From Gatlinburg, take Hwy 411 into the Smoky Mountain National Park.
Only every few years, the weather happens to get an image like this. You have to be prepared.
Once in a few years, the weather cooperates with the photographer. I knew the fall colors were at their peak at the lower elevations, while a snow would stick to the trees at the next level up. I knew by the weather what would happen, and I was up looking for this angle. I happened to get lucky.