This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ready for more of that sweet instagramy goodness to beam straight into your eyeballs? If you’re sad you’re not out on the trail today just sit back and join the rest of the Internet as we live vicariously through our hiker trash brethren.

We peruse all of the wonderful pictures from Instagram with the hashtag #TheTrekAT and #AppalachianTrials and select a few of the best each week to highlight for your viewing pleasure!

This week we take a look at photos snapped between 12/05/16 – 12/12/16.

If you would like your picture to be included, be sure to use the hashtag #TheTrekAT and/or #AppalachianTrials. Don’f forget to follow The Trek for all things long-distance backpacking and The Trek: Appalachian Trail for even more AT love.

Here’s the real summit pic. I wouldn’t have made it to the top had I not met these incredible hikers, Mama Cheddar, Skywalker, and his pop Rainbow Express (not pictured). I was determined to keep pushing forward but didn’t have a plan for Katahdin this late in the season. By pure providence, we ran into each other in Gorham, NH and they told me about their harrowing Oct 23rd attempt at Katahdin and their research into guided winter summits. Had I not known about that option I would not have been able to get to the summit. I owe these guys so much. 5 1/2 months without a single other long distance NOBO encounter and then this. I owe y’all so much. The Trail Provides. #hiking #winterhiking #appalachiantrials #appalachiantrail #katahdin2016 #deathbeforeflipflop #trektheat

A photo posted by Nicholas Espinosa (@nickandbruce) on

Hike 48/52: Deep Gap to Standing Indian Summit (~5,400ft), 5 miles round trip. I hiked Standing Indian two and a half years ago, in the dark and in the rain, so I didn’t get to see the views from the summit. I’ve been wanting to go back, so when I read that the trail was re-opened yesterday (it’s been closed since the wildfires started) I decided to make #thetrek up there. Well, we left Franklin in sunshine and summitted in a cloud, dodging sleet and freezing rain the last quarter mile to the top. It was a toasty 35-ish degrees and windy. Maybe the third time I hike it I’ll get to see the views. • • • #lovewhereyoulive #hike #trail #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrials #hikelikeagirl #adventurelikeagirl #radgirlslife #mountainwomen #unlikelyhikers #optoutside #getoutmoretour #gooutsideandplay #standardpoodle #particoloredpoodle #hikingwithdogs #adventuredog #poodle @52hikechallenge #52hikechallenge #52hikechallenge2016 #atclassof2016 #myblueridge

A photo posted by Tink (Stacia) 🌄⛺️ (@adventurelikeagirl) on

Deep midwinter. | #hopeshare

A photo posted by Pilgrim (@theplaidknight) on

Be sure to check back next week for more of that sweet, delicious #Appalachian Trail Instagram goodness!

And remember if you would like your picture to be included, be sure to use the hashtag #TheTrekAT and/or #AppalachianTrials and follow The Trek for all things long-distance backpacking and The Trek: Appalachian Trail for even more AT love.

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