The Beauty on the Appalachian Trail—It’s Deafening.
You know the saying a photograph tells a thousand words? Well…I just love capturing the outspoken beauty. The Beauty on the Appalachian Trail—it’s deafening.
My name is Krystian Repolona aka Snap on the trail. I recently completed my journey on the A.T and decided to bring my camera along to document my adventures.
This post is a montage of some of the photos I created during my journey on the A.T. They span the range of states, seasons, subjects, and time of day—in no particular order.
Milky Way over Mizpah Hut.
Getting Close with Nature in the White Mountains.
Trail Days 2016 Drumaroo.
Hiker + Small Watergun vs. Kids + Big Water Guns at Trail Days Hiker Parade.
Mt. Washington in the Distance.
Lays Trying to Stay Dry.
Jelly Ankles at Black Rocks Summit VA.
Theo Leading the Way Through the Snow in GSMNP.
A Walk in the Woods—with Snow.
Watch out for the Yellow Snow.
Polar Bear in His Element.
Sock Drying Duty.
Sunrise at Max Patch.
Big Country Heading into the Great Foggy Abyss of Baldpate Mountain.
Khaleesi aka Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the Unburnt, of the Blood of Old Valyria, First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lady of the Seven Kingdoms, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Queen of Meereen, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.
Blue Navigates His Way on One of the Smoother Sections of PA.
The Real Hiking Viking aka Jabba.
Cheetah with the Grayson Highland Ponies.
The Horns VA.
Slam Just Being Herself.
50 Shades of Green.
Peanut Butter Patiently Waits for Jelly to Start Their Day of Hiking.
Honeybuns at Upper Goose Pond.
Home Is Where You Pitch It.
Northern Lights at Antlers Campsite.
Sunrise at Antlers Campsite.
Fall Canopy of Maine.
South View from Baxter Peak.
View from the Top of Abol Trail.
Mr. Bird’s Casper Van in Its Natural Habitat.
Glastonbury Mountain Firetower Sunrise VT.
Milky Way and Shooting Star over Bromley Mountain Summit.
The Leavers in Awe of the View atop Mt. Moosilauke.
Summit View from Blood Mountain.
Neels Gap Guardian.
Frost Colored Glasses.
McAfee Knob Sunrise.
Sunflower Answering the Call from the Mountains.
By-Lunch-Time Trying to Stay Warm atop Wayah Bald Tower.
Frodo posing for the cover of an Outdoor Magazine at Wayah Bald.
The Mists Embrace Under the Milky Way.
Sunrise from Franconia Ridge.
My Summit Photo at Mount Katahdin October 7, 2016 at 4:20am.
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Hi! My name is Krystian "Snap" Repolona, founder of Hikes.Camera. Adventure.
Hikes.Camera.Adventure was born from three of my passions: hiking, cameras, and adventure. I recently completed my journey on the Appalachian Trail on October 7, 2016 and I am currently in the planning stages for my hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. I bring my camera along for all my adventures in order to document the beauty I will encounter. You know the saying a photograph tells a thousand words? Well... I'm just trying to capture the outspoken beauty and the beauty on these adventures are absolutely DEAFENING.
Prior to my adventures, I worked as a registered nurse in the emergency room. I dealt with life and death everyday on the job, and it gave me the inspiration to set out and see the beauty in the world. Life is precious, yet so fragile -- it can be taken away at any moment. I just want to LIVE before I die.
I've always been in awe of the beauty in this world. As a photographer, I love to appreciate the grand sweeping views all the way to the minute textures. The natural beauty of the great outdoors has always allured me and brought enrichment to my life, and one of the main inspirations for my love of photography is to share the beauty of the world in this wonderful journey called life through visual storytelling. I hope to inspire you and others willing to listen to get outside and experience the beauty thats out there.
Snap! This is Kelly (Sleeping Beauty) and these pictures are PHENOMENAL. Please remind me the type of camera you use? I’m thinking of getting a used camera for the remainder of my thru-hike – any suggestions? You’re great!
Thanks Sleeping Beauty, I use a mirrorless camera. Sony A7Rii with a Sony 24-70 f2.8 GM lens and Rokinon 14mm f2.8. I recommend a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera set-up. DM me on FB or IG and I can give you a few suggestions based on your budget and desired perspective.
Wow great photos! Did trail magic with the Allentown hiking club this year at bake oven knob parking lot, P.A. I remember peanut butter and jelly and slam( wow could they slam back some cokes!) gave slam a new headlamp they were night hiking a lot and she lost hers, hope it worked out for her, was just wondering if they made it to Katahdin? Also Remember princess peach and mountain goat I know they made it Mt. Goat had blogged, but was wondering about Heeler from I.N. He Was thinking about biking back home and also Earnhardt(dead ringer for dale jr.) from Mass. If anyone knows what happened to them it would be great to know, thanks!
I met Peanutbutter and Jelly on my hike of the Long Trail. Last time I saw them was at North Station in Boston where he was going to take a couple days to see his family, before heading back to VT to finish up the AT. Do you happen to know if they made it to Katahdin?
Love the photos and hope your PCT hike goes just as well as your AT hike. Planning on doing the PCT 2018 myself so I’ll be checking in to see how it goes!