This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Time for some more of that sweet instagramy goodness to satiate your unquenchable hiker lust. If you’re sad you’re not out on the trail today just sit back and join the rest of the Internet as we live vicariously through our hiker trash brethren.

We peruse all of the wonderful pictures from Instagram with the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and #AppalachianTrials and select a few of the best each week to highlight for your viewing pleasure!

This week we take a look at photos snapped between 06/06/16 – 06/13/16.

If you would like your picture to be included, be sure to use the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and/or #AppalachianTrials (we give preference to this one). And follow Appalachian Trials on Instagram for even more AT love.

Here is this week’s best pictures from the #AppalachianTrail:

Don’t mess with Mama! #appalachiantrials #appalachiantrail #thruhiker #georgiatomaine #hikertrash

A photo posted by fetterollie (@fetterollie) on

Slop-walkin through this wet, twisted, eerie forest.

A photo posted by The Real Hiking Viking (@therealhikingviking) on

Tiny turtle #appalachiantrials #at2016 #appalachiantrail #trailturtles

A photo posted by @mayarose.focus on

If you don’t usually take the time to read my captions I’d recommend reading this one! Young & old, male & female, 2 legs & 4 legs, Appalachian Trail thru-hiker’s come in all shapes sizes and forms! For a few months I’ve been bumping into these 3, and everyday for the past 4 days I’ve hiked and camped along side of them. From first sight I just knew these people had quite a story to tell…and boy was I right! Our conversations always leave me with my jaw hanging and only the word ‘wow’ coming out. I’ll just share a tidbit of their story. On the left is “White Cap” age 75 and right is “Braids” age 65 and their dog Sittka. I asked them a very typical question out here :” what brought you out here to thru-hike the AT?” It turns out their daughter and husband thru hiked the AT southbound in 2002 and then again in 2014 northbound WITH THEIR 2 CHILDREN AGES 7 & 9 in a mere 5 months!!! Their youngest, a girl is the youngest person to ever summit the Northern terminus of the AT of Mt Katadin!! “You know it’s quite a wild thing having your 7 year old granddaughter call you and say “Grandpa I hiked a 30 mile day today!”” White Cap told me laughing. They also brought their dog Orion on their thru-hike who is Sittka’s brother! So White Cap and Braids felt if their two grandkids could hike the 2200 miles of the AT their was no reason they couldn’t do the same! If theres one thing I’ve learned out here its that there is always time to strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know, you’ll be amazed at some of the lives of the people hiking right next to you! ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ #appalachiantrials #appalachiantrail #sonyA7 #sonyimages #sonyalpha #thruhike #thruhiker #hikertrash #at2016 #appalachiantrail2016 #campvibes #rei1440project #optoutside #getoutside #whiteblaze #backpacking #ATfannypackers #vsco #vscocam #NeverStopHiking #backpacking #hiking #hyperlitemountaingear #gossamergear #takelessdomore #facesoftheAT #peopleoftheAT

A photo posted by Scooter (@scotty_hikes) on


A photo posted by John Stephens↟↟↟ (@thathiker) on

Got to share the sunrise with the love of my life this morning. ❤️

A photo posted by Stephanie Cortes (@salsafresca5678) on

Prairie Sunrise || #PenDexterOnTrail #AppalachianTrials #AppalachianTrail #AT2016 #NOBO #NewYork #Sunrise #Prairie #Field

A photo posted by Jared Townley (@jaredctownley) on

Be sure to check back next week for more of that sweet, delicious #Appalachian Trail Instagram goodness!

And remember if you would like your picture to be included, be sure to use the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and/or #AppalachianTrials (we give preference to this one).  And follow Appalachian Trials on Instagram for even more AT love.

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