Eclipse Over The Appalachian Trail { 40 images } Created 23 Aug 2017

August’s full solar eclipse is the first visible from the United States since 1979. Traveling over 14 states on its way east, from Oregon to South Carolina, the eclipse casts everything within seventy miles of its path into full darkness.

The southern end of the Appalachian Trail - a 2,200-mile wilderness hike that winds from Georgia to Maine, and sees more than 2 million visitors per year - lies perpendicular to the path of the eclipse. The Nantahala National Forest, which the trail passes through, is an intersection point for a rare astrological event, framed in a place of rural beauty.
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