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In the Smoky mountain national park! Very cold yesterday afternoon and night. Didn't get above 12 degrees all day. Brrrr!!! #appalachiantrail #gossamergear #nuunlife #honeystinger #womenwhoexplore #thruhiking #winterhiking
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#tbt to springtime on an 830 mile section hike of the Appalachian Trail, 2003. Wish I had the time to do something like this again! #appalachiantrail #AT #backpacking #jamesriver #outdoors #hiking #outdoorsyshit #virginia #letscamp #getoutside #traillife #whiteblaze #thegreatoutdoors
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Got this huge chunk of ice from my old place last winter. There were icicles on the gutter so I picked up a shovel and just knocked them down so no one could get hurt including me. It weighed like 15 pounds. That's so freaking heavy! It could kill you!
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#TBT While #backpacking gear may have changed over the years, the method for tackling the #Pennsylvania #AppalachianTrail remains the same: just take it one rock at a time.
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Repost @livefreeorwhatever ・・・ Virginia ain't so bad #appalachiantrail
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Getting antsy to officially start the trail 😭 this picture was taken during the weekend that really inspired me to walk all the way from Georgia to Maine. I was in ill-fitted gear, brand new shoes that had never been broken in, and I was not in the best shape of my life. My feet were covered in blisters by the end and I definitely pulled a muscle or two but all I could think about in the weeks after that trip was how much fun I had and how much I wanted to get back out on the trail. It seems unreal that in May I'll be starting this whole crazy new journey and I can't wait to experience it all. If you want to help please consider donating to our GoFundMe or share the link with family and friends! ❤️❤️ . . GoFundMe.com/ouratthruhike #atthruhike #appalachiantrail
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Georgia has some pretty nice spots along the Appalachian Trail with Blood Mountain being one of the more popular along its route through GA. It’s the highest mountain along the AT in GA (sixth highest mountain peak in GA overall) and offers impressive vistas that go on for miles and miles. The climb to the top via the Byron Herbert Reece Trail is relatively moderate (about 4 miles round trip with 1500 feet elevation gain). Be careful if you go now though as the trail is covered in ice. #atl#atatrails #at #appalachiantrail #wan#wandernorthga #trailful #bloodmountain #chattahoocheenationalforest #usinterior #usforestservice #hiking #trails #hikega #hikegeorgia #geo#georgialheads #nature #mountains #optoutside #getoutdoors #georgia #exploregeorgia #sunburst #wanderlust #wander #photooftheday
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Has #walkinginthewoods lead you to any amazing places? If you are setting out on a #thruhike this year on the #PCT #JMT #CDT #appalachiantrail #floridatrail I know your #walkinthewoods will indeed lead you to #amazingplaces, places that are so beautiful they seem like a fantasy. Share your experience with us! #pct2018 #pct2017 #pct2016 #jmt2018 #jmt2017 #jmt2016
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What are your favorite 3 pieces of gear? I couldn’t limit it to just one, so I talk about my top 3 in my latest video. Check it out on YouTube: Homemade Wanderlust #pct #hiking #backpacking #appalachiantrail #nature #getoutside
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The SUPERIOR 40L is now officially available on our site! • Specs: Weight 23oz (with stays) Capacity 50L total (40 internal/10L external) Carrying capacity 30-35lb • Website link in bio
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My fantasy is to one day hike all of the AT Trail, but for now I’m just taking it one hike at a time. This was one of my first “major” hikes. We did about 13 miles that day! I bit off a little more than I could chew seeing as how I had only ever hiked about 4 miles before that day. I enjoyed it but it was also brutal on the knees. We made plenty of rookie mistakes that day as well. We didn’t bring enough snacks or water. Snacks are super important on hikes like this because you just don’t realize how much energy you are burning through. Also water is a biggie! It was hot that day! We made it to the top, and had about 7 miles left to walk back with no water. Not good. We were so lucky enough to meet some awesome people who had just started their journey from Georgia to Maine and they were kind enough to share some iodine drops to purify some river water. We sat and talked a bit, listened to their stories of just the night before encountering a bear at their camp! Shared some laughs and then we were all on our way. I don’t know any of their names but I wish them all safe travels! Trail people really are the best! #getoutdoors #naturelover #attrail #appalachiantrail #springermountain #3forkstrailhead #blueridgemountains #explore #theoutbound #seekinghigherground #treetherapy #travelblog #seekingsoulvacations
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Receive this delicious ultralight recipe when signing up for the Backcountry Foodie monthly newsletter. (link in bio) Ingredients include: quinoa, carrots, red pepper, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, dried cherries, almonds and curry powder. It’s incredibly easy to make, too! Add ingredients to a single bowl, mix and dehydrate. Easy peasy! Provides 676 calories per serving at 135 kcal/oz after adding olive oil on trail. Cold soaks well, too. Newsletter also includes a discount code for @trailtruffles which have become a new favorite. Enjoy! #vegan #glutenfree #recipe #ultralightbackpacking #campfood #backcountrycooking #pct2018 #at2018 #pacificcresttrail #appalachiantrail #thruhike #hikertrashforlife #backcountryfoodie
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YO, HIKING COMMUNITY. Insta-homie @savedbymtns has made it to the final 12 to receive @thetrek.co’s 2018 Badger Sponsorship which is an amazing opportunity to be loaded up with badass gear from brands likes @bigagnes_ , @rei , @thermarest , and soooo many more. Its awarded every year to one lucky thru-hiker aiming to conquer the AT, PCT, or CDT. I started following him last year and his story hits home for me as backpacking saved his life and helped him achieve sobriety. Hiking and backpacking has pushed me forward through my own similar struggles and I know it’s helped a lot of you too. Go watch his hilarious video and vote for “IBTAT” and let’s help get a friend stocked up for his AT trek! Link in bio. (Warning: video language might be a little colorful if you’re not a fellow f-bomber 💣 🤷🏼‍♀️) . . . . . . . . . #appalachiantrail #badgersponsorship #thetrek #thruhike #thruhiker #hikertrash #ultralight
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New #blog post! The #AppalachianTrail presents its own challenges, but it also creates obstacles that interfere with your non-trail life. Read The Trials of the Trail: http://bit.ly/2Ds55wQ #AT2018 #HikeYourOwnHike #GoWild #Thruhike #IntrepiDan
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Happiest of birthdays to my hunky hubz! You bring so much joy to my life and always nudge me to push my boundaries and get outside of my comfort zone. There’s no one else I’d rather grow with. I love you and hope you have an amazing day!!! 😘😘😘 #appalachiantrail #neverknewalovelikethis #backpackerlife #birthdayboy #AT #traillife #getoutside #takeahike
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So many times on the AT, I'd look at the "trail" in front of me and think "are you kidding me?! Who built this trail?" Then I'd grab a tree root, a rock, or a branch and start climbing. Now that my knees have recovered I can actually appreciate those moments. #appalachiantrail #backpacking #hiking #getoutside #tbt #optoutside #traillife #trektheat #gratitude
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Whitetop Mountain, Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. Southbound on the Appalachian Trail headed towards Buzzard Rock. #hikeva #appalachiantrail #mountrogers
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Fontana Dam is looking rather frosty under its coat of snow. Reposted from @tva 📷 by @andyjones_66 . #fontanadam #fontanalake #fontanalakenc #fontanarealty #greatsmokies #brysoncity #ncmountains #tva #appalachiantrail #fontanahilton
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The mountains are always magnificent with these two!
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If you’re asking yourself, “is it work or is it life?” I think you may be on to something. . . Some days I feel like I’m working towards some shapeless thing I can’t grasp, and some days the way forward presents itself with forehead-slamming insight. . . Staying present to the fluctuations. Attending to the emerging future. . . . . #mindfulliving #mindfulness #liveyouryoga #beherenow #workflow #grind #mountainview #tadasana #hikersofinstagram #appalachiantrail
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When the Hiker Hostel shuttle dropped me off at the visitor center Amicalola Falls state park, all I could think was “here goes nothing”. My journey was just beginning and I had no idea how it would turn out. My first hiking buddy quit the second day. Over the next six months many more would leave the path. My drive and focus was challenged many times during the hike. I hiked through white outs, downpours, freezing cold and blistering heat. I was sore, tired, hungry, excited, overwhelmed and content all at once.The class of 2014, just like every Thru-hiker class faced heir own set of challenges. Those of us that hiked from terminus to terminus have a special bond. I made friends that are as close, if not closer than my brothers from my days in the Army. The class of 2018 already has hikers on trail. I wish all of them the best of luck on their current adventure. The saying is true for NoBo’s, “No pain, No Maine. Know pain, know Maine!” Trust me, you will fully understand and embrace that saying when you are standing on Baxter Peak! -The Lorax #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrials #thruhike #backpacker #hike #picoftheday #mountains #summit #leavenotrace #motherofcomfort #goals #dream #endurance #neverquit #bird
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Amicalola Falls, you can take the 640 steps to the top, if tourists are your thing. We prefer the trail less traveled. This is one of those things I’m lucky enough o have only about 45 minutes from my house. I encourage you to get an app such as #AllTrails , search your surrounding areas and I know you’ll find something new just waiting to be discovered! This is one of the first small mountains that I started hiking. I knew that I wanted to eventually do some big hikes, so I used Amicalola as my practice. It’s straight up to the top, so if you are like me needing to build up your calf muscles and endurance this is a great trail for you! It’s perfect for beginners, as it is also very populated. You would never have to worry about getting lost and being alone out here. There are of course some downtime and peak seasons. If you go in winter you’ll be lucky enough to have a place *almost* to yourself, as it gets pretty windy and icy up there! But those fall colors are what we all #swoon for right?! Yep, all of Atlanta and I ventured up to the hills in the fall to check out the leaves changing. What you can’t see in my Photos is the 20 minutes I drove around looking for parking, and the thousands of people walking around taking selfies. #wompwomp this is such a great #nationalpark, and I’m so glad that so many people visit and pay the five dollars to enter as I know that money goes to #conservation, but does anyone else ever feel a bit selfish? Like, “no, this is my #happyplace, why are all of you people here?”😅 In conclusion, I love this place so much, it definitely deserves a check out! #amicalolafalls #trailhead #springermountain #northgeorgia #autumn #appalachiantrail #hikingtheAT #getoutdoors #travelblog #seekingsoulvacations
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TBT... Dreaming of warmer days on the Appalachian Byway! Follow us for more information on the Appalachian Byway Rally happening this summer.
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📷 [1/3] Thru-Hiker’s Last Stretch -- #mtkatahdin #appalachiantrail #thruhike
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In the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer-Camus #appalachiantrail #williamstown #socold #winter #hiking #trails #naturelove #trees #treehugger
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Another view of the sunset from Roger’s Ledge but this one includes our trusty adventure buddy ❤️ He is a 5 year old golden retriever and he is our world. If it’s reasonable that he can complete the hike we’re doing, he absolutely comes! #noboAT2018 #AT2018 #nobo2018 #appalachiantrail #trektheat #thetrek #lifewithnoleash
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Throwback to the VT/NH border on the AT! Great day. #appalachiantrail #at2017
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The sunset from Roger’s Ledge, such a peaceful spot 🌄😍 #noboAT2018 #AT2018 #nobo2018 #appalachiantrail #trektheat #thetrek #backpacking #getoutside #optoutside
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Kicking it back with Heartburns, one of my best A.T. friends!!! . . . . . . . #troegs #Appalachiantrail #hikertrash #2013 #sugargnome #heartburns #pa #whoraisedyou #nuggetnectar #ipa #beer #reunion
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“Don’t let it be all in your head, nor all in your body.” ~ Terri Guillemets #tbt #appalachiantrail
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