Dan River Gorge (1951)
The Dan River Gorge as seen from the summit of the Pinnacles of Dan, July 1951. This image, taken by Gene Espy during his thru hike -- the second successful thru hike of the Appalachian Trail -- offers a sense for how steep the drop was from the summit of the Pinnacles to the river below.
SubjectLost Appalachian Trail
FormatBlack and white photograph
RightsUsed with permission. All rights reserved.
Gene Espy, “Dan River Gorge (1951),” Virginia's Lost AT, accessed June 7, 2023, https://virginiaslostat.org/items/show/70.