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The Great Smoky Mountains’ rich views and vibrant forests have a special magnetism for adventure photographer Brenton Little. Join Brenton as he sets out to put the new Discovery Sport to the test on the hills of Appalachia.

MILE: 01 | Smoky Mountain National Park, TN

Brenton began this trip by putting proper fuel in the tank. He’d need the energy for the trip across two states, 500+ miles, and many, many mountains.

MILE: 05 | Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

“Time seems to move a little slower over here in the TN backcountry.” – Adventure photographer Brenton Little

MILE: 57 | Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

Brenton guides the Discovery Sport onwards and upwards to Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the state of Tennessee.

MILE: 100 | Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains, TN

“If you were’s totally fine to get a little more wet and a little more wild in the Discovery Sport.” – Brenton Little

MILE: 130 | Great Smoky Mountains, TN

Night gives way to day, yielding a florid sunrise at Newfound Gap as Brenton pushes deeper into the Smoky Mountains.

MILE: 150 | Great Smoky Mountains, TN

Richly colored hills roll into the distance as Brenton sits back to enjoy the view from Cherokee Road.

MILE: 350 | Mount Mitchell State Park, NC

“And this happened...there are few words that can describe the grandeur of this area—being some of the oldest mountains on this continent; at least we were ready with our cameras.” – Brenton Little

MILE: 378 | Blue Ridge Mountains, NC

“Found a good spot to set up for the night in one of the more primitive camping areas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We didn’t have to lug our gear too far, thanks to the Discovery Sport” – Brenton Little

MILE: 550 | Knoxville, TN

Brenton’s journey comes to a close as he unloads the Discovery Sport back home in Knoxville. Over 500 miles later, a proper bed is well deserved, but both driver and vehicle already dream of their next adventure.