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Posted May 8, 2005 11:05 pm

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Good views of Mt. Rogers and the the view of the Iron Mtns past the split rail fence. Only about 50 miles east of High Knob up over Big Stone Gap.
Posted May 9, 2005 1:09 am

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Posted May 9, 2005 6:57 am

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Another good one Bob!

-Britt
Posted May 9, 2005 8:52 am

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Posted May 9, 2005 4:40 pm

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Posted May 9, 2005 4:41 pm

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Nice job, Bob. Interesting about the AT rerouting. It's always neat to find bits of Trail history like that.
Posted May 10, 2005 12:07 pm

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Yeah, this was a major reroute. I've heard various tales as to why it was done. One had the reroute because of the lack of reliable water sources on the ridgeline of Iron Mountain. (And I think this is a fact.) The other was that the folk who maintain the trail wanted it to traverse the gorgeous high country between Mount Rogers and Whitetop, so the route was moved eastward and slightly south to achieve this goal.



At any rate, the old AT section is now a very popular trail in its own right with backpackers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. Seems to be maintained every bit as well as the AT.

Posted May 10, 2005 5:31 pm

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I've never heard of the Iron Mountains. Nice page.



Jerry
Posted May 18, 2005 5:33 pm

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"Iron Mountain" runs for many miles. One tremendous ridgeline broken by a few gaps and containing several peaks.

Posted May 22, 2005 9:22 am

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Dean

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Good job on another area of Virginia.
Posted Jun 8, 2005 6:35 pm

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Posted Jun 9, 2005 7:36 am

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