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Title Start of Elk Run Self-Guiding Trail
Date May 12, 1965
Description Image shows the beginning of a trail in the Peaks of Otter area. A wooden sign near the trail head indicates that it is Elk Run Trail. The image also shows the back of a man who is walking along the trail. Image was taken near milepost 85.9 in Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken by W.E. Dutton for the United States Department of the Interior, on May 12, 1965. The sign reads:

Elk Run Trail / Blue Ridge Parkway / This 45 minute loop trail features the forest and its inhabitants. Pick up a guide booklet to learn the fascinating story of forest wildlife / United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
Location Location Name: Milepost 85
Parkway Milepost: 85.0
Latitude: 37.453531
Longitude: -79.598239
Creator Individual W.E. Dutton
Creator Organization United States Department of the Interior
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Interpretive development
Peaks of Otter (Va.)
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway