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 08/30/17-09/05/17. This week, we’re Katahdin crazy.

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

Day 127: On May 2, 2017 I took my first steps through the arch of the approach trail to Springer Mountain in Georgia, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Today, September 5, 2017, I reached the top of Mount Katahdin in Maine, the northern terminus, 2,189.8 miles later. I can’t express enough how much of an impact this journey has had on my life already, one that I most certainly haven’t fully wrapped my head around quite yet. One thing I know for sure is that if you have something you’re passionate about, pursue it relentlessly. It may not seem logical, convenient, or even possible, but I can assure you that you’ll never feel more alive when you’re chasing your dreams. This was the first time I wholeheartedly felt I pursued my passion, and put aside the fear of turning away from a secure future and toward a more unknown path. While I need some time to let this all sink in, I’ve never been more excited to continue down this unfamiliar road to see what adventures come next. I decided to dedicate this journey to raising awareness for a rare and progressive lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and the program we are developing @adventureheroes to support the CF community. The Breathtaking Journey flag traveled all 2,189.8 miles with me, and even though the wind was too extreme for a good flag picture, it made me proud to be holding it on top of this mountain. For anyone affected by CF in some way, shape, or form, this is for you. Your friend – Scrambler #breathtaking4cf #adventureheroes

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Actual representation of my feelings at the summit. #thetrek #trektheat

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Day 103-Showing my Hoosier pride on the northern terminus of the A.T. #HooHooHooHoosiers

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Done! #appalachiantrail #trektheat

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