Smith Mountain from the Appalachian Trail (1932)
This image shows the view of Smith Mountain from the Appalachian Trail near Bent Mountain in Floyd County, Virginia. The 1940 trail guide describes the views from the summit of Smith Mountain as is section of the trail as:
Summit (3,368 ft.) affords extensive views of Roanoke and Franklin Counties; Buffalo Mtn. visible to the southwest and Peaks of Otter to the northeast. Cahas Knob is prominent on the Skyline.Much of the original route of the trail in Floyd County was obliterated by the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mid-1930s, but this segment over Smith Mountain remained a part of the trail route -- as trail -- until the relocation of the entire trail in Southwestern Virginia in 1952.
SubjectLost Appalachian Trail
FormatBlack and white photograph
Myron Avery Scrapbooks. Appalachian Trail Conservancy Archives. Used with permission.
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Myron Avery, “Smith Mountain from the Appalachian Trail (1932),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed October 15, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/953.