"He could see a break through the trees"
The Roundtop Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, passing through a thick pine-oak forest.
Creative Commons AttributionThe Roundtop Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, passing through a thick pine-oak forest. - Credit: Brian Stansberry, 23 February 2008
The city through which the pair have just passed was probably Knoxville, Tennessee; they are now heading south, across an area of woods and rivers, on the way to the Great Smoky Mountains.