We will be driving from Pigeon Forge to the Fort in July and I'm starting to map out my routes and gas stops. There are two options I am considering. One takes I-40 west to I-75 and comes through Atlanta, the other comes east on I-40 to I-26 and down. The I-26 route has fewer miles (16) and avoids Atlanta, but it goes more directly through the mountains (which is worth considering with a 35' trailer). The I-75 route is a bit longer and includes Atlanta, but it avoids the mountains a bit more and I'm travelling on a Saturday, so it should mitigate a bit of the traffic. Anyone familiar with this routes have a recommendation?