This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Appalachian Trail.

Each week, we peruse all of the wonderful pictures from Instagram using the hashtag #TrektheAT and #AppalachianTrail and select a few of the best to highlight for your viewing pleasure!

This week we take a look at photos snapped between 08/02/17 – 08/08/17.

If you would like your picture to be included, be sure to use the hashtag #TrektheAT and/or tag us. Don’t forget to follow The Trek for all things long-distance backpacking and The Trek: Appalachian Trail for even more AT love.

This Week’s Top Photos from the Appalachian Trail


Born to roam. Everywhere is home. ? #massachusetts

A post shared by Carissa "Pickles" · ??? (@carissahearts) on

Overlooking Greenwood Lake, NY Shortly after this we got hit by a thunderstorm…

A post shared by Zach Feldhege (@a_wild_feldhege) on

Killington Peak. A short .2 mile jaunt straight up off the AT. Well worth it.

A post shared by Adam (@adamntaco) on

Morning on the mountains.

A post shared by Mike Usher (@musher86) on

Fully taking in the sunset. #AT #hiking #thruhike #hikertrash #sunset #trektheat

A post shared by Richard (@kingrichardthe3rd) on

Started from the bottom, now we here!

A post shared by Julie Guirl (@guirl_on_the_trail) on

It is with a heavy heart that today I leave the Appalachian Trail. I want to continue with all of my heart and soul but my body just cannot take the abuse anymore, especially in the most remote and dangerous sections of the trail in Maine. I was falling down a lot and my knees finally just buckled under me in the middle of a rock scramble. So to avoid permanent injury it was the safest decision to get off and hike another day. There's a saying, "never quit on a bad day." I chose to leave on a wonderful one. The terrain was mostly flat, I got to swim in a crystal clear alpine lake, and be toted off the trail in a boat to a beautiful off the grid lodge. I am not quitting the trail, but I am quitting a "thru-hike." I will be back when I'm healed up, especially to Maine. I made it farther than most but not as far as the best. A huge thank you to everyone I've traveled with, and I hope we all remain friends for a long time to come. I will miss you all. If you are still out there and healthy- don't you quit. Also a thank you to every person who provided trail magic, a room to stay, and given me rides or food. I would not have made it as far as I did without it. Shout out to Jane Sutter for being the best trail angel a hiker could ask for. I have hiked across bald mountains in hail storms, endured days and days of rain, got hypothermia, traveled with some of the most kind people in the world, and witnessed sunrises and sunsets that no pictures or combinations of words could do justice. Most important of all, I achieved true happiness and joy for the first time in years, and even if I didn't complete the thru-hike, I still accomplished that. And always remember- SMILES OVER MILES. ❤ -Savage #at2017 #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrials #thetrek #trektheat #flipflopthruhike

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