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Description:

From 1932-1952, the Appalachian Trail followed an entirely different route between Roanoke and Damascus, Virginia from the one it uses today. TheĀ Guide to the Paths of Blue Ridge (1941 edition) details each section of that hike from Route 11 just northwest of Roanoke, down through Floyd, Patrick, Carroll, Grayson, and Washington Counties in great detail.

This first section of the guide describes the by now well-known route across Tinker and Catawba Mountains, the location of McAfee Knob and Tinker Cliffs, and the route that the trail took once it reached Highway 311 near Mason Cove.


Date:

1941

Creator:

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

Subject

Lost Appalachian Trail

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Text

Source:

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

Rights

All rights reserved

Citation

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, “Trail Route from Lee Highway to Mason Cove (1941),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed November 18, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/975.

Geolocation

Tinker Mountain 1941.jpg