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Description:

On August 6, 1951, Northbound (NOBO) thru hiker Gene Espy met Southbound (SOBO) thru hiker Chester Dziengielewski at the Smith Gap Shelter in Pennsylvania. This grainy photograph is the first ever image of a meeting between a successful northbound and successful southbound AT thru hiker. It is also the only known photograph on the trail of Dziengielewski, the third person to thru hike the AT.

Collection:

Hikers


Date:

08/06/1951

Creator:

Gene Espy

Subject

Hikers

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Gene Espy

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Citation

Gene Espy, “NOBO Meets SOBO (1951),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed September 20, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/938.

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