I went for the Smokies traverse and thought you really get a lot of bang for your buck! My car did most of the vertical. The Owl Creek approach did look more appealing than I imagined though. I added Camas County HP to the end in case I decide to go for ID CoHPs one day. I was surprised by the difficulty of traversing from Saviers to Camas CoHP (I'll post more about it on that page).
I left on the hour so I recall the times:
1:00 Lower Titus
7 hours car to car
Once of the most grueling hikes I have ever done. Its a tough long day...There were major wildfires burning that day so pictures from that trip were zilch, along with the views, and boy did my lungs hurt days after that. Still a fun hike!