This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Time for some more of that sweet instagramy goodness to help 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 04/11/16 – 04/18/16.

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:

So here it is, the front view of the bird. If you guessed #owl you’re obviously correct. I got a lot of you guessing #barredowl and as far as I can tell that is also the correct answer. This is the very first time I have ever seen an owl during daylight. And I’ve only ever seen two others, at night of course. When I saw this majestic bird it was swooping low through the trees along the forest floor. I couldn’t tell what it was at first, but I knew it was big and I knew it wasn’t a hawk. I saw where it landed on a tree branch and I slowly and quietly crept as close as I could to it. And that’s when I was able to snag this shot. It obviously had its gaze directly on me. They are master listeners and observers. What an incredible animal. So beautiful.

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

Sunset @ Max Patch. #at2016 #appalachiantrail2016 #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrials #thruhike #thruhiker

A photo posted by Pari “Brave Turtle” O’Halloran (@kittensofcydonia) on

Fire update in SNP: hikers are being shuttled out of Shenandoah National Park by Rangers (thank you) as the smoke is now to thick on the road for hikers to pass safely through the area of the fire in the southern part of the park please call the Park hotline to get more information. Again, Hikers Appalachian Trail is CLOSED BTW Simmons Gap and Ivy Creek Overlook. Pinefield Hut is CLOSED in Shenandoah National Park do to forest fire (NEW) Information HOTLINE for hikers concerning the AT closure from Simmons Gap to Ivy Creek Overlook is 540-999-2152. As of today 4/18/16 2:20 p.m. Thank you to the ridgerunner, Bliss for passing along the I formation so that we can all share it to hikers. Photo credit: SNP/ National Park Service #at2016 #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrials #shenandoahnationalpark #hike #nationalparkservice #hikers #fire #thruhike

A photo posted by “Brave” (@braveontheat) on

And another from the Smokies #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrials #thruhiker

A photo posted by Joe Ferguson (@joe_ferguson_at) on

Super sweet #whiteblaze today right after the #smokymountains. #appalachiantrials #appalachiantrail

A photo posted by Megan Pugh (@megmpugh) 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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Comments 1

  • TBR : Apr 19th

    These are great! Thanks for the post.

    That burger … I dunno. Fries look good, though!

    Really nice photo of Roan Highlands.

    Blueberries on the trail, can’t be beat … except for raspberries.

    What’s up with that junior Washington Monument? Never hiked that stretch.


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