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Description:

Hiking along roads was a common experience for hikers on the early versions of the Appalachian Trail, with as much as 40 percent of the original route of the trail being along roads when the trail was first declared completed in 1937. The use of roads, either those in use or those that had fallen out of use and were fading back into the forests, was especially common on the section of the Appalachian Trail between Glenvar, Virginia (near Roanoke) and Dixon's Ferry on the New River. This photograph shows a typical section of one of those roads in southern Floyd County, between the Haycocks and Tuggle's Gap, and offers a good sense for what hikers experienced as they walked through Southwestern Virginia.


Date:

08/02/2019

Creator:

Mills Kelly

Subject

Lost Appalachian Trail

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Color photograh

Source:

Mills Kelly

Rights

No restrictions

Citation

Mills Kelly, “The Old Appalachian Trail in Floyd County (2019),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed September 20, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/933.

Geolocation

Old AT Floyd County.jpg