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 09/20/17-10/03/17.
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This Week’s Top Photos from the Appalachian Trail
100 mile wilderness update: a couple of days ago I stumbled upon a empty beach. I stopped to fish for a second and caught a 2lb. Smallmouth Bass. Just so happened, that morning I had found some grits so I decided that beach would be home for the night. Fish and grits, the eerie sound of a loon on the other side of Lake and a beautiful view is how I spent my evening… I’m really loving Maine… #TheBlackalachian #appalachiantrail #AT2017 #thetrek #trektheat
This is Hubert the guard pony. He came over and sat down right next to us in our campsite on the AT. Fun time hiking Grayson Highlands State Park and the AT to Mount Rogers summit over the weekend. ?⛰ ? ? #virginiaisforlovers #graysonhighlandsstatepark #appalachiantrail #explorevirginia #blueridgemoments #wildernessculture #whiteblaze #ponies #adventureculture #iphone7 #mountrogers #trektheAT #georgiatomaine #appalachian_explorers #virginia #52weeksofnature
This was probably one of our very favorite camping spots of all ? we took a short day out of Rangeley because it was so cloudy and rainy, but it ended up clearing right at the time of the sunset so we got quite the treat! But thats not why we’re posting this ? we actually just posted a new blog about adjusting & the link is in our bio. Take a look if ya want ?
16 miles until we're out of New Hampshire and into Vermont! This thru hiking stuff has turned out to be not only the coolest part of my life yet, but also the hardest. There really is no way to comprehend how hard it is to be out here month after month until you're actually doing it… but I wouldn't change it for anything! #stayandwander #mthrworld #roamtheplanet #wildernessculture #wanderlust_mentality #theglobewanderer #BPMag #takemoreadventures #ourplanetdaily #discoverearth #artofvisuals #awesomeearth #earthofficial #earthoutdoors #theoutbound #briskoutdoors #campingcollective #thruhikesyndicate #werehikers #thetrek #TrektheAT #rei1440project #optoutside #backpackingaddicts #eastcoastcreatives #thruhike #atthruhike #appalachiantrail #appalachianmountains #nightscaper
At the beginning of my hike I didn't even dream of doing knife's edge. Even the night before I wasn't too sure if I would do it. I was honestly terrified. Even though I was still unsure of my decision halfway through, It ended up being my favorite hike on the whole trip. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• "If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." Jim Rohn ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Yes, I hiked on top of that ridge line? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Lesson learned- who cares about comfort zones.
Look out. Feel. It'll never seem the same. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #appalachiantrail #thruhike #nobo2017 #georgiatomaine #maine #katahdin #baxter #baxterstatepark #at2017 #atthruhike #thetrek #trektheat #hiking #whiteblaze #blueblaze #mountains #leavenotrace #optoutside #getoutside #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #thruhiker
We summited Mt. Madison at the same time as the storm. The storm was moving across the Presidential Range so hard and fast, only the windward side of our bodies actually got wet! We leaned into the wind as we hiked down, over balancing every time a boulder cut the wind. I almost fell a few times leaning into nothing. Overall, a perfect day on The Appalachian Trail.- – – Shot taken from Mt. Madison by @_nicolefrias_, my amazing hiking partner and fiance.- – – – – #shotaward #landscapelovers #aroundtheworldpix #wanderout #landscapephotography #worldcaptures #ig_worldclub #tourtheplanet #wonderful_places #hiking #photographylovers #liveauthentic #livefolk #exploremore #thegreatoutdoors #bestvacations #hikertrash #earthexperience#earthpix #trektheat #appalachiantrail2017 #atthruhike #appalachiantrail #newhampshire #nh#whitemountains #newengland
9.28.17 Hiked through Mahoosic Notch today! It's said to be the most difficult & fun mile of the AT. I can agree with the difficulty seeing as it took an hour and fifty minutes to finish the one mile but I wouldn't say it was the most fun mile. But that doesn't mean it wasn't fun! I only had to take my pack off twice. I was incredibly thankful to have Chips there with me because there were some points where you'd be standing on a house-sized boulder with a 15 foot drop in between you and the next boulder. He only helped me across once but knowing he was there to help just in case was what I needed to be able to do most of the rock hopping and scrambling by myself. Once we were done with the notch we started to climb Mahoosic arm. And when I say climb, I mean it. My arms were really sore by the end of it! Then a few hours later we finally got to Grafton notch where @themissjanet was waiting for us. She kidnapped us for the night & brought us out to dinner. Spending time with Miss Janet that night and the next day was exactly what I needed after such a hard day! I also got to see Auntie and Raggedy again which was awesome since I haven't seen them since Virginia!
After summiting Mount Katahdin, Pickles, Split, Calories and I decided to do Knifes Edge, an optional trail that has a reputation of being extremely narrow and dangerous. A few minutes into the hike Pickles and I started saying that "it wasn't that bad, what was all the hype about?" Well, then we hiked farther and started seeing more of how this gorgeous trail scored its intimidating reputation. Parts were narrow along the rocky spine and other parts require legit rock climbing. I'm really glad Pickles and I stuck together through the 1.1 mile trail (the guys are so fast that we barely saw them!) because two heads are definitely better than one when trying to find the best foot holds to use as you scale down a Rocky Mountain side. All in all, it was a breath-taking, beautiful, challenging and fun way to end an incredible journey with incredible people!!! #knifesedge #katahdin #TheBananaSplitFanClub
Sunset from the #AT. Life is good outside. Ponies, bulls, camping, camp fire, and sunset. Hard to beat that combo. Grayson Highlands and the AT were fantastic last weekend. ??? ? ⛰ #virginiaisforlovers #graysonhighlandsstatepark #appalachiantrail #explorevirginia #blueridgemoments #wildernessculture #whiteblaze #ponies #adventureculture #iphone7 #mountrogers #trektheAT #georgiatomaine #appalachian_explorers #virginia #52weeksofnature #bigagnes #sleepinginthedirt #motherofcomfort #sleepinthedirt
I love this photo. Up and up and up and up from the tablelands. Currently packed into a rental car w my beautiful trail fam on our way to Boston, our last night all together. These first few days off trail have been wild. More to come, but for now we're lovin' eating a lot of chowder, buying food other than Pop Tarts and Ramen at the grocery store, smelling like detergent instead of a bag of trash, & not having to walk 15 miles hungover. A little strange to drive a few hours and cover what took us 1+ month to walk, border signs drifting by on the highway. Still doesn't really feel real. Grinning this whole time. #atthruhike #atthruhike2017 #appalachiantrail #maine #katahdin #northbound #thruhikers #georgiatomaine #tablelands #tramily #trektheat
09.30.17 • Day 132! ⛅️ After our bear sighting last night, we both hilariously had dreams involving bears. The temperature has gotten so wonderfully cool over the past couple of days, so we didn't dare fight the comfort and warmth of our tent this morning. It was another beautiful day of hiking as we made our way to the last wayside and campground in Shenandoah: Loft Mountain. The campground is huge, but we were so lucky to get a campsite on a Saturday. It's so chilly out that we've already retreated into the tent before 6:30pm! We're planning to try for a few more miles tomorrow, and really get this muscle back to normal.
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