This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

We continue to peruse all of the wonderful pictures from Instagram with the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and #AppalachianTrials and select a few of the best each week!

This week we take a look at photos snapped between 05/11/15 – 05/18/15.

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:


 workin’ hard for Bob Peoples and the last Hardcore for the foreseeable future.

Stump is moving to Endsville #at2015 #appalachiantrail #hardcore2015

A photo posted by @hmaddersen on

 takes an exciting ride over to the Captain’s.

Gahhhhh!!!!!! #zipline #appalachiantrials #at2015 #appalachiantrail

A photo posted by @thecountesscoco on

Big Bald in May is way prettier than Big Bald in March. Photo courtesy of .

Big bald #at2015 #nobo #appalachiantrials

A photo posted by @sarahikesalot on

A glimpse behind the camera of  on the James River Footbridge courtesy of Skipper.

Skipper caught this shot of me in my nature paparazzi mode. Love it. Mile 784.

A photo posted by Andrew Repp (@andrewcrepp) on

Friendly Mr. Bearington stopped by to remind us all of the importance of LNT. Photo courtesy of .

Got my bear encounter – he was one aggressive bear. 8 or 9 of us camped at Gravel Sprints and he walked right up, trying to get to the food that day hikers had left in the fireplace over the last couple days. Seemed completely unfazed by the humans yelling at him and banging pots and sticks. Eventually he left and hid by a tree, thinking “there’s no way they’ll see me here!” while waiting for his chance to get back in to the food. THIS is why we practice LNT and pack out what we pack in.. When people leave food and bears get accustomed to it, they begin to rely just on humans and can get more aggressive, leading to their relocation and sometimes worse consequences. Don’t be an idiot, pack out what you pack out. Pretty cool bear though. #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrials #nobo #AT2015

A photo posted by Connor Mullen (@dontdoitkidd) on

It wouldn’t be a proper Instagram post without a sunset. Photo courtesy of .

Yup. It’s that time a year again! Photo courtesy of .

 decided to test out Deuter’s new 500 liter model.

May 15th, 2015 / Day 51: #chumplife #at2015 #traildays

A photo posted by chris (@karczilla) on

You’ll never be short of colorful characters at Trail Days. Photo courtesy of .

 calls upon his spirit animal to grant him power for Trail Days 2015.

 enjoys some classic hiker games during this year’s festivities.

Trekking pole toss at #traildays2015 #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrials #at2015 #traildays #hikertrash

A photo posted by Nick (Gulliver) Kochetta (@gopaddlefaster) on

Hiker trash take over the streets for the hiker parade. Photo courtesy of .

Trail days 2015 Damascus,VA #traildays #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrials #at2015

A photo posted by Cameron Lamb (@camlamb09) on

 gets caught in the cross-fire.

Tent City always provides an interesting experience. Photo courtesy of .

What happens in Tent City stays in Tent City. Photo courtesy of .


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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