42 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Instagrams to Follow
I am an instagram fanatic! I love the ability to go on adventures with strangers and let the strangers come on adventures with me. Having spent the last two years as a weary weekend warrior, following along from the confines of a cubicle, I know how sweet the jealousy of watching thru-hikers achieve milestone after milestone via social media can be. It hurts so good. I also know that as a thru-hiker, I’m going to really enjoy following along with my comrades, and putting #AppalachianTrials on everything I post. I can only imagine the nostalgia of former thru hikers following the new class of baby thru hikers.
Regardless of your status as in 2016, be you thru-hiker, section hiker, day hiker, or trail admirer, you’re going to want to check out these Class of 2016 Appalachian Trials blogger Instagrams!
My personal recommendation? Follow them ALL!
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A year ago today. In this very spot. I looked out to the Appalachian Trail (the mountains behind me) and thought to myself, “hmm that would be cool to hike in its entirety one day.” I didn’t even know it was called a thru hike. I had no fancy gear. I didn’t even know the trail was 2,190 miles long. I had hiked sections of it before, but I never knew the wonder that it held. Little did I know, the AT would completely steal my heart. Little did I know, a year and a half from then, I would start that thru hike. Always chase your dreams- no matter how daunting they may seem. June cannot come soon enough. || #AT2016 #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrials #neverstopexploring #rei1440project #optoutside #exploregeorgia #atlantatrails
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Ofcourse I had to decorate my grad cap this way! It was inevitable. But last week I graduated people! Deepest gratitude to those who came to celebrate ?. Another blog post is up, recounting my motivation for these next steps in life. Link’s in bio ? #appalachiantrials #purduewedidit
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10 miles in 4 hours today in this. Delaware Water Gap to Mohican Outdoor Center. I wanted to get out in conditions that could make me miserable and see how I did. It was slippery and windy and rainy, my hands went numb, and most of me was absolutely soaked, but I survived, and now I feel invincible. #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrials #winterhike #optoutside #adventure #delawarewatergap #hiking #backpacking #snow #outdoorlife #nature #winter #thruhike2016 #shakedown
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Oh glacier grey, how I miss thee. #torresdelpiane #patagonia #chile #LFTracks #hiking #southamerica #travel #adventure #explore #roadtrip #homeiswhereyouparkit #overland #aroundtheworld #backpacking #instatravel #wanderlust #roadtrip #seetheworld #outsidemagazine #lonelyplanet #RGphoto #TODSL #travelabout #discoversouthamerica #nofilterneeded
The stunning Laguna 69, Peru #Laguna69 #peru #discoversouthamerica #mountainporn #hiking #hikingadventures #trails #trailporn #thegreatoutdoors #naturelovers #trekking #hike #explore #adventure #expedition #camping #camp #instanature #hikingadventures #campingtrip #backpacking #backpaker #wanderlust #appalachiantrials #travel #hikingculture #wildernessculture
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And of course, you should be following @AppalachianTrials, posting all the best #AppalachianTrials shots all year long!
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Who else out there is a 2016 Appalachian/Pacific Crest/Continental Divide Trail Thru hiker? Leave your instagram account in the comments below, and don’t forget to #AppalachianTrials!
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I’m jumpngeorge on Instagram. Hit the trail March 20th
Sry, I’ve been slacking on the Instagram scene, but I do have one and it will kick off soon. Simply type my name Jordan Aichholz and click “follow” in the Instagram app. You can also find me on TheTrek as Jordan aka Vermont.
Also! If you hate trail scum ( the type that likes to steal personal belongings like backpacks and raid supply drops ) be sure to follow my vlog on my YouTube channel! I have a few tricks up my sleeve for them hehehe.
Happy trails… ☺️
Tripper and Slipper here! We started our AT 2016 thru hike on Feb. 14! Valentine’s Day. We are romancing the trail and loving every minute so far. Through ice storm, rain storm and sunshine. Follow us on instagram @tripperand. Putting our best foot forward.
Cool post!! follow me @johnvstevens I will be starting my thru hike March 29thish, many pictures to come!
@danasailor ! Female, solo, NOBO starting March 17th!
Woohooo!!!!!!! Go Dana!! So inspiring ! @danasailor. Xoxox love you!
Headed north on April 1st. I’ll race you to the top. 😉
Headed Southbound June 27th! Thru-hike syndicate ambassador! Follow the journey at david_shil_ing
WanderingWoman8 PCT 2016/ AT 2015
@blisters_before_misters! Taylor and I start our thru-hike April 1st!
@erockursox! Starting up on the AT April 10th!
but until then enjoy my skydiving photos!
@howibrettyourmother Starting 3/18!
do you know any old farts like me (I’m 65) who are making a thru hike this year? I’d like to encourage them. Btw, I live 5 minutes down the hill from Neel’s Gap in GA
I am starting at. Standing Indian mountain. I got hurt there last year so am going to continue my threw hike from there. April 13th oh I am 61 will turn 62 on the trail. See you all then.