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 08/15/16 – 08/22/16.

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:

Hey buddy. #appalachiantrail #atthruhike #at2016 #appalachiantrials

A photo posted by @trailing.vice on

“No one talks about how easy it is to become yet another automation paying bills and working nine to five and being so far removed from the necessities of life and so far from real fear and natural human instinct that when death finally approaches in some antiseptic white room, just as you have been waiting for it, you sense that you have already been dead for years.” – John Waterman It is surreal. For myself, it hasn’t sunk in that we are done. Even as we sit in the NYC airport, it doesn’t feel real- and I don’t think I want it to feel real. More than anything, I will miss the community. The mountains and towns are beautiful, but even more so the people. Hiker culture is the most inclusive and welcoming community we have ever been a part of. I will forever cherish the relationships made with all of our Trail Family, and look forward to Trail Days 2017 for reunion. As we journey home and transition back into “normalcy”, we must now figure out how to continue to live in a way that seeks adventure and feels fully alive. I’m reminded about the first blog post I wrote. I’m reminded, at the end of this adventure, that life isn’t compartmentalized. That we aren’t “ending” this journey, but merely moving on to the next phase of a grander adventure. As we sat silently on top of Katahdin yesterday morning with 4 other thru-hikers, we pondered a question that rings true for all of us- what’s next? I’m incredibly excited to begin to figure that out. #at2016 #nobo #thruhike #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrials #katahdin

A photo posted by Josh (@jstone92) on

The Madison Hut. #appalachiantrail #thruhike #nobo2016 #appalachiantrials

A photo posted by Leslie Haddock (@trexhikes) on

I am currently standing on top of this mountain and I feel like I am in a dream ??

A photo posted by Colleen (@colleengoldy) on

You know that sinking feeling…. The one where the ground just gives out from under you. Yeah this is the one. @sarcasm101.jpg #fml

A photo posted by Krystian Repolona; aka Snap ( 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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