Evening sunset on the Thunderhead Mountain, TN/ NC line. Thunderhead Mountain, a peak within the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park that was heavily logged during the early 19th century. The mountain itself was named “Thunderhead” after a slang term in the American South for Cumulonimbus clouds. view from photographers home in W. Millers Cove. A community in the Smoky Mountains running along the Foothills Parkway. GSMNP is an International Biosphere Reserve. Land here ajoins the national park / standing beside my driveway.