Kaiparowits Plateau http://knau.org en Smoky Mountain--The Kaiparowits Plateau http://knau.org/post/smoky-mountain-kaiparowits-plateau <p>Don&#39;t try the Kelly Grade in a rainstorm. When this steep stretch of the Smoky Mountain Road is wet, its mud surface is impossibly slick. Stay in granny gear, keep a tight grip on the wheel, and hope that nobody else is coming the other way. There&#39;s no guardrail and that cliff next to your tires drops hundreds of feet straight down.&nbsp; The shale gives way to sandstone when the road straightens out on top of the Kaiparowits Plateau.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 07:40:59 +0000 Michael Collier & Rose Houk 7464 at http://knau.org Smoky Mountain--The Kaiparowits Plateau