This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Thru-hiking season is in full throttle on the #PCT! And there are some great photos floating around thanks to all the hikers out there! Unfortunately, if you are reading this right now, you probably aren’t out on the trail (thanks for reading if you are!). Good news, this is the next best thing!

If you’d like to be featured, we search Instagram for great photos with the hashtag #PacificCrestTrail, #PCT and #PacificCrestTrials (our personal favorite) and select a few standouts each week for your viewing pleasure.

Here’s some visual splendor chock full of the insta-greatness we have all been waiting for. The following photos were taken between 7/8 and 7/14.

Animals have been super friendly lately. A groups of deer hung out near my tent the other night, a lizard played near me, and I waved to my first west coast bear. A skittish baby chipmunk ran away and I was saying, hey, why don’t you want to come on a walk?…then I started thinking that dinosaurs used to roam the earth. Even if I knew a brontosaurus wouldn’t eat me, I’d probably still run away if I saw one. Northern California looks like a great place for dinosaurs to roam. After my chipmunk experience I pictured dinosaurs lounging in the lakes and pterodactyls swooping overhead. Must have been a glorious time. I also thought about how much fun it would be to put a purse dog in some front pouch attachment to my pack. Has that been done before on the PCT? Along the way the past couple of days I’ve kept refining my thoughts on the purpose of this hike too… #pct #pct2016 #motherearth #grammarnightmaredontcare #pacificcresttrials

A photo posted by Jason Jones (@jsn_jns) on

Chillin. #pct #pctig #pct2016 #pacificcresttrail #pacficcresttrail2016 #pacificcresttrials

A photo posted by Jorrel Patterson (@j_rr_lp_tt_rs_n) on

It’s been fun to look through the film I’ve shot through the Sierras after I strictly used the Sony A7Rii for the first 700 miles. This was from a few weeks ago when we crossed Revolution Creek. I waited for Rusty to come by so I could capture him crossing as I knew he was close behind me. Thankfully I only got bit by around 45 mosquitos in the process! ?? Shot on the Hasselblad 500c, developed by @thedarkroomlab #pct2016 #pcta #pctig #pacificcresttrail #pacificcresttrials #hiking #backpacking #thruhike #thruhiker #adventureanywhere #awakethesoul #wildernessnation #comforttheory #anywherewild #goatworthy #thegreatoutdoors #myfeatureshoot #hikelighter #aldhawest #untrackedexperience #bpmag #trailchat #takemebackpacking #fstoppers #somewheremagazine #theadventureproject

A photo posted by Nick “Click” Reichard (@nicholasreichard) on

Mandatory Upper Yosemite Falls pic #pacificcresttrail #hikertrash #pct2016

A photo posted by Kellen Krasinski (@juicylumber) on

How much $ to carry my pack there buddy #pct2016 #hiking

A photo posted by nofoolingme (@nofoolingme) on

Shoutout to those guys who made an epic ice cave at mile 1,019! If you’re on the trail, make sure you check it out!

I’m leaving for Australia on Monday, so I will have to take a short hiatus as I time travel. But it won’t be long until some epic photos are back!

Happy hiking.

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