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.

Listen closely…

Avery Peak.

Avery Peak.

Milky Way over Mitzvah Hut.

Milky Way over Mizpah Hut.

Getting closer to nature in the White Mountains.

Getting Close with Nature in the White Mountains.

Trail Days 2016 Drumaroo.

Trail Days 2016 Drumaroo.

Hiker vs. Kid + Big Water Gun at the Hiker Parade.

Hiker + Small Watergun vs. Kids + Big Water Guns at Trail Days Hiker Parade.

Mt. Washington in the distance.

Mt. Washington in the Distance.

Lays trying to stay dry.

Lays Trying to Stay Dry.

Black Rocks Summit VA

Jelly Ankles at Black Rocks Summit VA.

Theo excitedly leads the way through the snow in GSMNP.

Theo Leading the Way Through the Snow in GSMNP.

A Walk in the Woods—with snow.

A Walk in the Woods—with Snow.

Watch out for the yellow snow.

Watch out for the Yellow Snow.

Polar Bear in his element.

Polar Bear in His Element.

Sock drying duty

Sock Drying Duty.

Sunrise at Max Patch.

Sunrise at Max Patch.

Max Patch.

Max Patch.

Big Country heading into the Great Foggy Abyss of Baldpate Mountain.

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.

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.

Blue Navigates His Way on One of the Smoother Sections of PA.

Maine Boardwalks.

Maine Boardwalks.

The Real Hiking Viking aka Jabba.

The Real Hiking Viking aka Jabba.

Cheetah with the Grayson Highland Ponies.

Cheetah with the Grayson Highland Ponies.

The Horns VA.

The Horns VA.

Slam just being herself.

Slam Just Being Herself.

50 Shades of Green.

50 Shades of Green.

Peanut Butter patiently waits for Jelly to start their day of hiking.

Peanut Butter Patiently Waits for Jelly to Start Their Day of Hiking.

Honeybuns at Upper Goose Pond.

Honeybuns at Upper Goose Pond.

Home is where you pitch it.

Home Is Where You Pitch It.

Northern Lights at Antlers Campsite.

Northern Lights at Antlers Campsite.

Sunrise at Antlers Campsite.

Sunrise at Antlers Campsite.

Fall Canopy of Maine.

Fall Canopy of Maine.

South View from Baxter Peak.

South View from Baxter Peak.

Saddle Trail.

Saddle Trail.

The Tablelands

The Tablelands.

View from the top of Abol trail.

View from the Top of Abol Trail.

Mr. Bird's Casper Van in its element.

Mr. Bird’s Casper Van in Its Natural Habitat.

Glastonbury Mountain Firepower sunrise VT.

Glastonbury Mountain Firetower Sunrise VT.

Milky Way and shooting star over Bromley mountain summit.

Milky Way and Shooting Star over Bromley Mountain Summit.

The Leavers in awe of the view atop Mt. Moosilauke.

The Leavers in Awe of the View atop Mt. Moosilauke.

Summit View from Blood Mountain

Summit View from Blood Mountain.

Neels Gap Guardian

Neels Gap Guardian.

Frost Colored Glasses

Frost Colored Glasses.

McAfee Knob Sunrise

McAfee Knob Sunrise.

The Lookout

The Lookout.

Sunflower answering the call from the mountains.

Sunflower Answering the Call from the Mountains.

By-Lunch-Time trying to stay warm atop Wayah Bald Tower.

By-Lunch-Time Trying to Stay Warm atop Wayah Bald Tower.

Frodo marinates in the view at Wayah Bald.

Frodo posing for the cover of an Outdoor Magazine at Wayah Bald.

The Mists embrace under the Milky Way.

The Mists Embrace Under the Milky Way.

Sunrise from Franconia Ridge.

Sunrise from Franconia Ridge.

Summit photo at 4:20am.

My Summit Photo at Mount Katahdin October 7, 2016 at 4:20am.

Thanks for checking out the gallery!

If you want to learn more about Snap and his latest adventures, you can visit his personal website/blog at Hikes.Camera.Adventure and Instagram 

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    Rich P. : Nov 2nd

    Great stuff, thanks for sharing!

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    Stubbs : Nov 2nd

    Gorgeous work Snap! Can’t wait to get back out there!

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      Snap : Nov 3rd

      Thanks, me too!

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    Greyhound's mom : Nov 2nd

    Wow. Awesome. Amazing. Gorgeous. They aren’t the proper words, as the words don’t exactly fit, but you’re 100% correct, each picture is worth 1,000 words.Love your work!

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      Snap : Nov 3rd

      Hi Greyhound’s mom! I met two Greyhounds on trail. One was from KY, I’m just wondering which Greyhound it is. Sometimes words aren’t enough either ?

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    Melissa W : Nov 2nd

    You have an amazing talent! Thank you for sharing these fantastic photos. 🙂

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    Pony : Nov 2nd

    Beautiful. Fun to see several people and a couple dogs I met on my hike, too.

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    Mary Poppins : Nov 3rd

    Really awesome and Inspiring! I just finished my PCT thru-hike and your photos make me want to start planning for the AT! Keep it all going, thanks!

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      Snap : Nov 3rd

      That’s awesome Mary, congrats. Let me know if you have any questions.

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    Mr Mepps : Nov 3rd

    Great shots!
    2 questions
    How did you get up to the summit on Katahdin at 4:20 AM?!?

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      Snap : Nov 3rd

      I started hiking up at midnight. What is the second question?

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    Notebook : Nov 3rd

    These brought me to tears. Next time someone says, “but why?” when I tell them I attempted a thru, I’ll just link them here. Thank you.

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      Snap : Nov 3rd

      Your welcome! Seeing is believing for some folks.

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    Davis : Nov 3rd

    Fantastic & Inspirational–thanks for sharing.

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    Michael Sweet : Nov 3rd

    Those are incredible shots. What a talent you have. Thanks for spreading out the noise for everyone to hear!

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    Kelly Anderson (AKA Sleeping Beauty) : Nov 4th

    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!

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      Snap : Nov 6th

      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.

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    Mamie Clare : Nov 4th

    SNAP! These photos brought tears to my eyes (good ones from awesome memories). Thank you so much. You are a spectacular photographer. ~Xtra-tuff

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      Snap : Nov 6th

      Thanks Xtra-tuff! It was Xtra-tuff keeping up with you the one day, but I managed to snap some photos. I’ll send you some previews soon.

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    brian : Nov 5th

    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!

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    Martin : Nov 16th

    Wow! Those are really stunning pictures!

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    Shawn : Mar 15th

    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!

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      Snap : Mar 15th

      Shawn,

      Unfortunately I don’t know the ending for Peanut Butter & Jelly’s AT Journey. The last time I saw them was somewhere in NY. Thank you for the well wishes on the PCT!

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        manoah : Apr 15th

        hey snap.found your photos on line .i met you at the yellow deli .i work here. hope we see you again soon

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    Cheryl : Aug 10th

    Beautiful shots ! I’m certainly inspired to get out there .

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    LongTime GA-->ME 2011 : Aug 10th

    Zounds!

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