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Description:

As he passed through the Dan River Gorge in July 1951, Gene Espy took this photograph of what he called "Growed over trail, Virginia" (on the reverse). The image was taken near the famed "Indian Ladder" that took hikers into or out of the Gorge. Espy was the second person to successfully hike the entire Appalachian Trail in one season. The image also gives a clear sense for how poor trail conditions were in 1951.


Date:

07/1951

Creator:

Gene Espy

Subject

Lost Appalachian Trail

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Gene Espy

Rights

Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Citation

Gene Espy, “Growed Over Trail (1951),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed February 22, 2020, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/1161.

Geolocation

Growed Over Trail.jpg