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Description:

A group of hikers on the Pinnacles of Dan in 1908, led by John Barnard (in hat on far left). Barnard later became the overseer of the Appalachian Trail in Patrick County, VA, and was described as the "King of the Pinnacles" in a story about the trail that appeared in National Geographic Magazine in the 1940s. 

The Pinnacles were regularly described by AT hikers as the single most difficult part of the hike, except perhaps the climb of Mount Katahdin in Maine. Today the Dan River Gorge (where the Pinnacles are located) is closed to hikers.


Date:

1908

Creator:

John Barnard

Subject

Lost Appalachian Trail

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Ralph Lee Barnard. Used with permission.

Rights

All rights reserved

Citation

John Barnard, “Hikers on the Pinnacles of Dan (1908),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed June 3, 2020, https://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/945.

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