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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. The 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 section of the Guide describes the route of the trail between Mason Cove and Glenvar, the point at which the old Appalachian Trail route deviated substantially from the current route. Several of the landmarks mentioned either no longer exist (Bradshaw Post Office) or are substantially different -- Catawba Sanatorium is now Catawba Hospital -- and the "dirt road passable by automobile" is now county road 622, a paved road.


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, “Mason Cove to Glenvar (1941),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed November 18, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/976.

Geolocation

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