Once upon a time, the Appalachian Trail took a route that no one hikes today. For 300 miles, the trail traversed the rim of the great escarpment of Virginia, the Dan River Gorge, and the Iron Mountain Range. But in 1952, the trail moved away, more than 50 miles west, and AT hikers forgot all about the old route. This website tells the story of that "lost trail" and the people who remember it still.
The Original Route of the Appalachian Trail