I'm planning an early October trip - our first to the Smokies. I'm wondering if I should try to include a hike to Mt. Cammerer to see the fire tower and wanted to get opinions from those who have been there. My DH is a firefighter, so I thought this would be signifcant to him. We are not experienced hikers, but are young and in shape and up for a challenge. What's your opionion of the difficulty and worthiness of visiting this area of the park?
We'll be staying near G'burg, so how long should I set aside for this activity, if we decide to do it? Can you actually go inside the fire tower or on the observation deck?