NOBO Meets SOBO (1951)
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.
FormatBlack and white photograph
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Gene Espy, “NOBO Meets SOBO (1951),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed June 1, 2023, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/938.