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The emotional highs and lows are so extreme on this trail. Yesterday was mostly terrible, and so was this morning. Once we got moving the sun came out and we hiked ten miles to a road where we hitched to Manchester center. We resupplied, ate dinner, and got milk shakes. We hitched back to the trail (about 5 miles each way) and climbed three miles to Bromley Summit. We watched the sunset with some other hikers and a group of ladies who hiked up the mountain just to watch the sunset. This evening was a 180° turn around from this morning, starting the day with almost no food and putting on cold wet clothes and muddy wet socks from the day before. I never guessed I would be so elated to watch the sunset and see a full moon. #atthruhike #atthruhike2019 #flipflopthruhike #optoutside #hyoh #coupleswhohiketogetherstaytogether #backpacking #hikertrash #adventure #explore #flipflop #at #appalachiantrail #tarahandpathiketheat #trektheat #lighterpackclub #atflipflop #thetrek #atclassof2019 #teamzpacks #burgersandbeer #beer #vermont

I was so excited and it didn’t disappoint. I mean common I couldn’t pass this up! 😍🙌🏼🍻 🚶🏻‍♂️ 🏕 🌲 ⛰ #summitforsoldiers #veteran #nobo #appalachiantrail #atclassof2019 #trektheat #thetrek #hike #hiking # #thruhike #at2019 #withguthooks #guthooks #pennsylvania #getoutside #live #love #behappy #iphonex #mountain #photography #osu #gobucks #hikerhunger #thermarest #hmgtribe please #like & #follow

June 17: 23.7 miles - a long day, but good miles were covered. I got to spend lunch at a Shenandoah wayside with some friends:) the best part of the day however was that dispite threatening clouds all day I only got rained on for a few minutes! The Shenandoahs have been so beautiful and I am praying for one more day of good weather to get some more miles in tomorrow.

day 69 - 16 june 2019 - Wilson Creek shelter campsite to Bobblets Gap shelter to Bryant Ridge shelter campsite - 21 miles - Views from the Blue Ridge Parkway, around Mills Gap. Cove Mountain shelter for late lunch, and Bryant Ridge shelter for the end of the day. Not many campsites here, possibly three and all uneven. #at2019 #thruhike #trektheat #atclassof2019 #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019

day 69 - 16 june 2019 - Wilson Creek shelter campsite to Bobblets Gap shelter to Bryant Ridge shelter campsite - 21 miles - Signs and views along our path bouncing the Blue Ridge Parkway. Bobblets gap shelter for a cup of coffee and snack, neat stone fire pit. #at2019 #thruhike #trektheat #atclassof2019 #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019

day 69 - 16 june 2019 - Wilson Creek shelter campsite to Bobblets Gap shelter to Bryant Ridge shelter campsite - 21 miles - Amanda packing up in the morning, trying to head out early for our longest day. Trail views and finds upon a knob. Signs and Vistas. #at2019 #thruhike #trektheat #atclassof2019 #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019

DAY 50- June 17th Miles- 13.7 Total miles- 630.4 Our 50th day on trail was rough at first because of all of the mud. But with a nice flat section and a quick hitch into town- it turned into an amazing day. We got groceries, ate burgers, and drank milkshakes at Ben and Jerry’s! Then climbed 3 more miles to the top of the mountain just in time for an amazing sunset and full moon. It was the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. We set up our tent right on top of the mountain. . . #atthruhike #atthruhike2019 #flipflopthruhike #backpacking #hikertrash #takeahike #withguthook #adventure #explore #atflipflop19 #appalachiantrail #tarahandpathiketheat #trektheat #atclassof2019 #altrarunning #appalachianhikers #hikerfeed #lighterpackclub 🥾🌄🏕🎒

AT DAY 90 - Hiker trash lunch sesh. #vivalamaine

In 2016, I walked away from my job, my friends, my incredible (and affordable) apartment, and my dog. I intended to hike the entire length of the #appalachiantrail, the same as I’d intended the year prior. ——— 750 miles later, I walked off the trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, less than halfway into my flip-flop #thruhike attempt, due to overuse injuries in both of my feet. For a second year in a row, foot injuries squashed my dreams of finishing the trail. I felt defeated and discouraged. Worse than that, I was in so much pain that I couldn’t hike once I left the trail. It would be months before I could pick up a backpack again. Now, three years later, I’m still fighting chronic foot pain due to the injuries I sustained on trail. I still can’t do the mileage I’d like to do - and a heavy pack isn’t helping matters. ——— This is my story, and this is why I want to join the #lighterpackclub. I’ve tried unsuccessfully to win a @hyperlite_mountain_gear pack during their Trail Days giveaway every year for the last 4 years to replace my 4.5lb pack 😳. I could use a lighter weight sleep system from @thermarest to cut a few more oz. Maybe just maybe if I can get fully onto the #ultralight bandwagon, I can start to enjoy backpacking again, with less pain. . . . . . #girlswhohike #womenwhohike #peoplewhohike #optoutside #forceofnature #sweatydirtyhappy #longdistancehiking #thetrek #trektheat #thruhiking #backpackinglight #meetvirginia #takemebackpacking #wildeast #hikeinadress #hikelikeagirl #adventurelikeagirl #hyperlite #hikemoreworryless #outtherepodcast #getoutthere #getoutmoretour #gooutsideandplay #thermarest #neverstopexploring #takeahike

Day 30: In Which it Pours I wake up to quiet, I am deeply tired. But I slept on trail, which in and of itself is a miracle! I roll over and David tells me it's about to start raining. "And it doesn't really stop for three days," he says. Gross. Normally I would be sad about it and push to town, but my feet are macerating badly. I don't think they could handle a full day of rain if I'm being honest with myself. "We should probably go to town," he says before I even mention it, "your feet aren't up for this." Which is unfortunately probably true. I wait for the guilt to set in, over more zeros, but miraculously it doesn't. While frustrating, there's no time limit. The Shenandoah are next. It'll be ok. . . . Immediately after our conversation it begins to dump. We are both tired, so we go back to sleep for a while. Maybe the rain will break later and we can dash for the brewery. I wake up in a pool of water. I'd pushed my backpack against the foot of my tent which allowed water to siphon in. David has collected three liters of water off his tarp. So much water. "I think... I'm gonna call us a shuttle to meet us at the bottom of the Priest. Cause. I'm not climbing up the other side in this." My quilt is soaked at the bottom, as are my shoes and pack and sleeping pad and half of my clothes. Wonderful. We pack up and begin the steep descent down the Priest in the pouring rain. Excellent. 3000ft down. We manage to do a great job though and get down quickly and safely. Our shuttle is waiting at the bottom, we are both early. And then we're driving the Blue Ridge Parkway in dense fog on our way to Waynesboro. The place that seemed so far away. Checking into a motel, drying things out, eating Chinese buffet, and doing two loads of laundry. Then drinking strawberry lemonade and sleeping. . . . #virginia #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019 #at2019 #trektheat #longdistance #backpacking #thruhike #thruhiker #hiking #hikelikeagirl #womenwhohike #forceofnature #optoutside #nature #mountains #teampixel

“There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, its charm.” -Teddy Roosevelt

AT, Day 79: Maybe this is obvious, but we spend a lot of time surrounded entirely by the forest—ferns that seem to glow and stately old trees that tower, a floor of rotting leaves and crumbling logs and a canopy of interlocked greens and browns. It is wonderful and warm and peaceful, offering the kind of daily embrace that people spend vacations looking to find. Pennsylvania has been no different—picturesque if overcast, with idyllic streams and trickling cascades and forests that seem to hold you slightly aloft as you dash over the rocks that wind through them. But because we spend so much time in that sylvan cuddle, we don’t often step into epic views, those stereotypically beautiful places where photographers camp for dawn or that gets painted on a postcard. We spend most of every day enjoying something more subtle, a patchwork marvel that unfurls in ten-mile bolts of rare fabric. Indeed, some of the most striking overlooks on the trail are human-made, the results of scars through the woods left by railroads or gas lines or power transmission lines or a flight of graffitied concrete stairs. Today, I walked under or on all four, stopping to marvel the ladderback of the next ridge line or the lives and thoughts of the people on the valley floor down below. Our relationship to nature is always mitigated by the choices we make, rather individually or collectively; it allows us to drive to the tops of some mountains and stare out from on high or walk above the ocean on a pier and fish. Just as the stunning but troubling dams of the West provide an unintentional jolt of beauty in deep canyons, the infrastructure of the East provides sightlines in a timber-lined forest, breaks that offer you a moment to see your own world, to imagine what the scene looks like to someone staring back at you. So, cheers to the infrastructure of southern Pennsylvania, which today occasionally replaced one type of pervasive beauty with another rare strain. Gorgeous. Also: We entered Pennsylvania this morning from the south near Waynesboro, crossing the Mason-Dixon in humidity I could have sworn was Southern. AT: 1081.3 (1090.1 total) #thruhike #appalachiantrail #trektheat #atclassof2019

Day 73 on the AT. Wilson Creek Shelter to Middle Creek Campground. 10 Miles. Really wanted to push forward but I have a couple packages going to Glasgow which is a couple days away and I need to kill time. I figure it’s cheaper to Nero and Zero hammocking here than there. Yesterday I made it halfway thru Virginia. Trail Days started exactly a month ago and that means I have been in Virginia a little over a month. With it being mid June that means it’s about that time to kick it up a notch. Decided to come up with some sort of weekly plan after I resupply in Glasgow. So far I have come up with 3 days out of the week doing 20 milers. And 2 nights out the week do a little night hiking. Not too late but longer than I usually hike. Here in the past week I have noticed my legs getting stronger so why not kick it up? Had a scare when I picked a little tick off of me. It wasn’t on long but he was latched on so we shall see what happens. Now everything that touches me and itches wigs me out #japhethsjourney #thechamphikes #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019 #atthruhike #at2019 #hiking #hikers #hike #hikes #hiker #hikertrash #hikersofinstagram #thetrek #trektheat #backpacking #optoutside #wonderlust

The climb out of LeHigh. I was really nervous for this section of the trail for some reason, but today while scrambling up these huge boulders I found myself with a big goofy grin on my face. I sure do love a good challenge.

6/15-6/17 Day 62, 63, 64 // Miles: 15.9, 15.5, 14.8 // Total Miles: 675.8 Never skiied Bromley Mountain but definitely hiked it. We can also say now that we’ve skiied and hiked Killington as of today. 💣 Vermont has had its challenges for sure. Mud, evil bugs, generally shitty weather. Yesterday was super nice when we got out of the rain for a couple of hours to have lunch in Wallingford with friends. Then today the weather was gloriously nice and the bugs were slightly less irksome than usual. Pics in order: Bromley ski lift, Bromley trail we hiked up, old portion of a lift(?)on Bromley, Chicken of the Woods! (though we were too chicken to eat it), 2 pics of the rock garden in the fog, waterfall, random trail magic from a woman driving by 🥰, Pico warning and Killington sign #atflipflop #appalachiantrail #atflipflop2019 #thruhike #vermont #backpacking #whiteblazes #trektheat #hikerfeed #hikertrash #atthruhike2019

50 days on trail, we’ve set up camp on Bromley Mountain Summit. It’s not bad up here, we’re watching the sunset and we’ll get so see the sunrise tomorrow morning. #atthruhike #atthruhike2019 #flipflopthruhike #optoutside #hyoh #coupleswhohiketogetherstaytogether #backpacking #hikertrash #adventure #explore #flipflop #at #appalachiantrail #tarahandpathiketheat #trektheat #lighterpackclub #atflipflop #thetrek #atclassof2019 #teamzpacks #burgersandbeer #beer

900 miles*☑️ Last of the three digit mile markers! After three days in Shenandoah I finally saw some bears! Updated animal count: 🐄- 29 🦌- 15 🐴- 14 🐍- 5 🐻- 5 🦕- 1 . * There are at least 5 different 900 mile markers from 900.0 to 900.9. Not sure what one was the official one 🤷‍♂️ . #appalachiantrail #at2019 #nobo2019 #georgiatomaine #hikertrash #whiteblaze #thetrek #trektheat #thruhike #appalachianhikers #atclassof2019 #withguthook #backpacking #hikingoninsulin #t1d #typeonelookslikeme #beyondtype1 #diabeticsdoingthings #diabadass #dexcom #dexcomwarrior

6/17/19 Appalachian Trail 1326.1 Miles In & 866.7 Miles To Go DAY 102 Hiked 18.1 miles and got a warning half way thru the day from this friendly rattlesnake (won't forget that sound!) Had to do a little stretching for a few climbs but got to see some beautiful lakes and vistas....luckily the hike around the Beaver dam kept us out of the water but by the end of the day we had to hunker down in our tent or be eaten alive by mosquitoes.....hopefully we survive the night to hike another day...lol! #athiker #appalachiantrail #truhiker #hikercouple #trektheat #atclassof2019

Can’t wait to get back to camping. I’m taking more of the Appalachian Trail. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. -John Muir

Today’s big story is the rain. Or, rather, the lack of it. The forecast has been threatening rain for nearly two weeks, and we’ve escaped with just a few soggy mornings and a handful of afternoon showers. Brand-new shelters with varnished floors have protected us from the evening’s storms. We’ve been very fortunate! The rain has been just enough to make the rocks a little slick and the path a little muddy, but nothing like hiking for 10+ miles in soggy trail runners. That’s the worst! ⁣ ⁣ We grabbed the blessing of this mild weather and took an hour off-trail to hitch into town, where Grayson and I returned to a random coffee shop that we visited last year on our Great American Road Trip. ⁣ ⁣ “The next time we’re here, we will be halfway done with the AT,” Grayson said, so boldly at the time. It felt like spilling a secret, but today it came true.

One thing Shenandoah NP has are views. Lots of them! Here’s one with rain moving in. • #at2019 #appalachiantrail #thruhike #atclassof2019 #nobo #hike #trektheat #adventure #whiteblaze #journey #thruhiking #backpacking #takeahike #getoutdoors #choosemountains #atstrong #stronghold #getoutside #virginia #shenandoah #whoisjimmytrail • 🇺🇸💙🐻🍺⛺️🌲✌🏼

June 17, 2019 One way or another, I'm coming for you, Maine. 1/3 of this trek is DONE!


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Some of you know that after kokomo pass we hit a lighting storm so we had to drop down from 12,000 plus feet quickly. Now we may or may not have ended up on and active mine and escorted out by security but who knows. After some epic trail magic from @kellyballou #teammerrell we made our way to Denver where we will be taking a few days away from trail for outdoor retailer!! ✌🏾#createyourtrail  #cdt2019 #continentaldividetrail #cdtc #trekthecdt #withguthook #triplecrownofhiking #triplecrown #thruhike #thruhiker #unlikelyhikers #unlikelythruhikers #brownpeoplecamping #hiking #hikingadventures #melaninbasecamp #outdoorafro #blackoutdoors #appalachiantrail #thetrek #trektheat #trekthecdt #akunahikes #teamgoodvibes #tgv

Day 89📍1639.1/2192, VT ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀. I only took one picture today, essentially the only pic I was able to take. It rained from the time I woke up to the time I pitched my tent to stealth camp! 😂This moisture makes it nearly impossible to use my phone’s screen, so I turned it off for most of the day. On the Appalachian Trail, Vermont is known for being very very muddy. There were some areas where I would take a step and sink into mud up to my knee! The rain made the terrain even gnarlier, and I saw this test a lot of peoples’ spirit. I passed an older man who looked at me and said, “I can’t do this, I’m not strong enough”. I said to him, “you’re gonna be fine, you’ll make it through this”. The mud makes a suction sound when you walk through it, and has the consistency of terribly cooked Kraft Mac n Cheese. I fell around 5 times today, I think there was even a time that I was somehow sliding in the mud uphill?!😂😂😂 Vermont is a beast. 6/16/2019) 🌲♥️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . . . #trektheat #thetrek #hiketheat #appalachiantrail #at2019 #atclassof2019 #hiking #thruhiking #thruhike #goatworthy #optoutside #rei #adventureon #granitegear #thegroundskeepers #forceofnature #trekkingtoes #rei1440project #leavenotrace #lnt #leaveitbetter #backpacking

I've seen 1 snapping turtle, 3 rattlesnakes, a few other snakes, climbed a bunch of rocks, walked through a beaver dam, and I'm still having a blast:) • • • #appalachianmountains #appalachiantrail2019 #appalachiantrail #at2019 #trektheat #pennsylvania #longdistancebackpacking #longdistancehiking #thruhike #thruhiker #nobo2019 #rocks #views

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” - Helen Keller 📷 @rachelcanning #trektheat #thetrek

Day 55 | Davis Path Campsite to Stealth site | 17.3 miles | Total miles 565.8 | I love all the beautiful pastures and rolling fields in Virginia - especially when they include baby cows! This blue sky day took a turn and we ended up in the middle of a hail storm. We had planned on a 20 mile day, but after a few hours of slogging through a flooded out trail and being completely soaked, we decided to throw in the towel. We spent the evening wringing out our soaks and eating Rice Krispies for dinner because it was raining too hard to make real food🤷🏼‍♀️ Side note: I’ve gotten a fair amount of DMs concerned about whether we will make it to Katahdin before it closes in mid-October, and yes we’re good! I’m 2+ weeks behind on posts so we are actually nearing the 800 mile mark and would only have to average 12ish mile days to get there in time. We are moving quicker than that and aiming to be there around late September because I want to be finished before it’s really cold⛄️I’m a bit better at keeping my IG stories updated in real time😊

June 15th Do no harm, but take no shit.

Flashback to day 103, a new plan. Having left the couch of recovery and ventured to my brother's birthday dinner last night, I was feeling emboldened. My leg was feeling less in need of amputation, tho it hadn't really been tested at all, and I still couldn't climb steps. For the first time tho, I felt like returning to the trail was likely. The same day that the mental return switch was turned on, a friend who was a week behind us posted that she was about to get off trail for good. The trail differs from normal life in that everyone craves success for others as much as they want it for themselves. It's part of what I miss most- the lack of ulterior motives, the desire for everyone around you to thrive. In that spirit, I reached out to her, informing her of my situation. I asked if it would make a difference in her decision if I picked her up and she joined our group. She thought about it, and already being familiar with Four or None, she said being around us is 👉🏽exactly what she needed in order to continue👌🏽 We coordinated a plan for the following day, and spoiler alert, she decided to NOT get off trail. She found it somewhere deep within herself to hike on for almost 1,000 more miles and summited Katahdin in August! . . Look back to day 95 (pic) and the Polish trail magic. The Hayeks and Shaners surprised us at a road crossing, following thru on a joke/comment on Facebook that was made months ago! #appalachiantrail #at2018 #atclassof2018 #at2019 #atclassof2019 #hiking #hiketheat #trektheat #thetrek #nature #outside #adventure #friends #tramily #goodnews #camping

June 2, 2019 Rocks, yo.

AT, Day 78: Our reentry to the trail on Saturday was easy. We were high on caffeine and the fun of the city and the thrill of being back in the woods. But Sunday, well, Sunday was not so easy. We knew there was rain expected in the afternoon, so we skipped out of the shelter by dawn with the goal of making 20.6 miles before the storms rolled in. The start was simple enough, taking us through Civil War battlefields and to the first l-ever George Washington monument. It was under repair, but we crawled beneath the construction fence and clambered to the top for a view of Antietam and the Pennsylvania border in the distance. We then crossed a very busy Interstate 70, with the trail following a foot bridge and then routing us through someone’s backyard. And that’s about the time it got difficult, with slow inclines and long stretches through boulder fields. Those boulder fields are not my forte, because I’m a naturally clumsy person. I’ve been learning to pick my way through them and bound from rock to rock the last few years, but folks I’d passed way back zoomed past me on the rocks, reminding me I’m still getting there. We crossed Little Antietam Creek and then began our final climb of the day—a one-mile scramble up rocks to the night’s camp. The water source at camp was bad, so we hiked up with water for the evening, adding four pounds to the climb. In reality, none of this was that bad, but we’ve realized that turning your body back on after a few days off is always arduous. One by one, your muscles and tendons have to come back online. Things have to unknot and stretch back out. Muscles have to pull against bones again, and the bones have to agree to the feeling as if for the first time. We all went to bed early, agreeing that the day had been harder than we’d expected but happy to have done it. The early night finally gave me a chance to dive back into reading, which has been a challenge during these last few weeks of high miles and late nights. As bad as my muscles ached, that sure felt good for the brain. AT: 1061.5 (1070.3 total) #thruhike #appalachiantrail #trektheat #atclassof2019

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up...Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” -Marilyn Monroe. . . . . . #optoutside #lifeistooshort #smilemore #climbmountains #bethechange #liveyourbestself #sheexplores #womenwhohike #plantbasedgirl #everytrailconnects #hikemore #mountainadventures #outdoorpassion #happytrails #happyhiking #hikingvibes #hikergirl #trailandkale #thruhiker #appalachiantrail #whiteblaze #veganhiker #thruhike #hikingadventure #plantpoweredathlete #choosemountainswomen #mountaingirl #womanwhoexplore #appalachianhikers #trektheat

June 2, 2019 It's not just the crazy climbs that take my breath away

Ask yourself, “What can I achieve?” And then go find out. #mtkatahdin #700miles

My favorite backpacking places are as far away from the sounds of civilization as possible. But sometimes the sounds of civilization are hard to escape. ⁣ ⁣ Believe it or not, one thing about the Appalachian Trail I won’t forget is how noisy it was. Maybe the high elevation amplified the sounds from the valleys below. Leaf blowers were the worst, and for days on end, they were ubiquitous (as well as lawn mowers and tractors). It was like I’d set out on the journey of a lifetime but hadn’t managed to escape my own neighborhood.⁣ ⁣ Even in the so-called “100-Mile Wilderness” in Maine, I spent hours hiking within earshot of huge logging operations. It’s why “rock ‘n roll” had to make this list. If I can’t have the Cohutta Wilderness or the Yellowstone backcountry, give me Misty Mountain Hop or Fool in the Rain. Because here’s the sad truth: when you #optoutside in our modern age, it sometimes happens that the only way to get some peace and quiet is to jam your earbuds deep into your ears and crank the Led Zeppelin up to 11.

From two strangers in an airport, waiting for the same connecting flight, headed to the same festival. Four years later..the friendship is still going strong. It’s become tradition for @dustyj88 and I to meet up at @electric_forest every year but since I’m missing it this year (insert sad face) he decided to come out and do a 77-mile section of the A.T. with me beforehand. He picked a hella rough section (super rocky and some hard climbs) but having him around made it enjoyable. Thanks Dusty for the good company as always! . . . . . . #appalachiantrail #at2019 #thruhike #goodcompany #friendsforlife #naturenurtures #feedyoursoul #backpackingadventures #optoutside #getoutdoors #liveauthentic #electricforest #thetrek #trektheat #virginia #michigan

Day 109 - 17 miles, milepost 1810.1! Finally in the Whites and first day did not disappoint! It was a intense, strenuous, and challenging day of hiking. Mount Moosilauke was no joke. The weather was definitely a factor and contributed to the unique experience. No views when we summit Mount Moosilauke, but the fog, wind and cold temperatures made it very interesting, we def got a taste of what the Whites are known for! The scenery and terrain made this climb more dramatic and dangerous. The terrain was a constant rock scramble, plenty of mud, wet roots and water everywhere. The ascent was a slow go for me, especially the last 800 feet. The descent was not joke or hyped - the high humidity and constant drizzle made the rocks super slippery...too many close calls, but we all made it out ok. Low miles, but at the end of day, I was drenched in sweat, cold, exhausted and hungry! These two climbs today kick my butt & my knees were in constant pain! Fortunately, today the weather forecast looks favorable. We are planning to summit Kinsman, and maybe Lincoln. Tough day ahead for us. One interesting observation, all of sudden the trail feels busy again. Yesterday was the first time I saw more thru hikers at the same time since Virginia. Free campsite space may become an issue tonight. The alternative would be too pay to stay at a shelter or hut, huts are not cheap or conveniently located - hopefully we get lucky tonight with free spots! #xiscohikes . . . . . . . . . #hiker #hiking #backpacking #thetrek #trektheat #atclassof2019 #at2019 #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019 #atstrong #thruhike #camping #appalachianhikers #nature #senderismo #caminos #adventure #outdoors #wanderlust #keepitwild #hikertrash #withguthook #hikingadventures #travel #photography #naturephotography #explore #journey #latinohikers

Whew. We made it guys! We hiked from Max Patch mountain all the way to Hot Springs in two days this past weekend. 12 miles on Saturday. 8 miles on Sunday. Now it's Monday morning over here with some sore legs, tired eyes, and really, really, great memories. This past weekend is the kind people write about in books. Couldn't have ordered a better one. ♥️ #theshariffandherginger #goexplore

Reposted from my AT Hiker Portraits Project • @harlemvalleyathp We met Pitt on Saturday in downtown Pawling during the Farmer's Market & Block Party that was going on. It was a beautiful day downtown and we are glad he got to see and meet so many wonderful and friendly people in our AT community! Pitt hit the trail for his NOBO Thru-Hike on March 2nd, and hails from Pittsburgh, PA. Have a great rest of your trek Pitt! 📸Photo by: @justin_goodhart_photography #appalachiantrail #harlemvalley #hikerportrait #pawlingny . . . . . #makeportraits #nobo #pawling #hudsonvalley #photoshoot #trailshoot #makeportraitsnotwar #harlemvalleyatcommunity #pawlingvillage @harlemvalleyatcommunity @nynjtc @iloveny #upstateny @appalachiantrail @native_landscapes #trailmagic #humansofnewyork #dutchesscounty #environmentalportrait #neverstopexploring #nikonnofilter #athiker #appalachiantrail2019 #appalachiantrailconservancy #hike @appalachianmountainclub @georgiatomaine @appalachian.trail #athiker2019 #atnobo2019 #trektheat #bnwportrait #appalachiantrailthruhike @dutchesstourism #wildeast @explorepawling

We met Pitt on Saturday in downtown Pawling during the Farmer's Market & Block Party that was going on. It was a beautiful day downtown and we are glad he got to see and meet so many wonderful and friendly people in our AT community! Pitt hit the trail for his NOBO Thru-Hike on March 2nd, and hails from Pittsburgh, PA. Have a great rest of your trek Pitt! 📸Photo by: @justin_goodhart_photography #appalachiantrail #harlemvalley #hikerportrait #pawlingny . . . . . #makeportraits #nobo #pawling #hudsonvalley #photoshoot #trailshoot #makeportraitsnotwar #harlemvalleyatcommunity #pawlingvillage @harlemvalleyatcommunity @nynjtc @iloveny #upstateny @appalachiantrail @native_landscapes #trailmagic #humansofnewyork #dutchesscounty #environmentalportrait #neverstopexploring #nikonnofilter #athiker #appalachiantrail2019 #appalachiantrailconservancy #hike @appalachianmountainclub @georgiatomaine @appalachian.trail #athiker2019 #atnobo2019 #trektheat #bnwportrait #appalachiantrailthruhike @dutchesstourism #wildeast @explorepawling


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Morning views 🙌🏼 #stonymanmountain

DAY 49- June 16th Miles- 10.5 Total miles-616.8 Miserable day today in Vermud. We were suppose to do over 18 miles today but ditched because it was cold and rained all day. Stayed in a nice shelter on the trail. . . #atthruhike #atthruhike2019 #flipflopthruhike #backpacking #hikertrash #takeahike #withguthook #adventure #explore #atflipflop19 #appalachiantrail #tarahandpathiketheat #trektheat #atclassof2019 #altrarunning #appalachianhikers #hikerfeed #lighterpackclub 🥾🌄🏕🎒

AT| Day 115| NEW HAMPSHIRE| Mount Washington Summit to Pinkham Notch| Miles; 13.5| Total Miles; 1872.6| WOTD; Knees| Snow on the peak and the Washington cog train | It was a ‘mini adventure’ as we took the cog train up to the summit of Mt Washington arriving in thick fog and mist. The traverse across the ridge line was a tale of two halves with the first being in complete fog hardly able to see each other and then the once the clouds broke, spectacular views once again and a fun snow traverse. Then began the descent. And don’t my knees know about that.||

Day 72 on The AT: Fullhardt Shelter to Wilson Creek Shelter. 13.5 Miles. Even though The Champ doesn’t have a father of his own I would like to wish every father out there a Happy Fathers Day! Not knowing my father growing up I have always overlooked this holiday. Now that I’m older I very much appreciate it. Mostly because over the years I have watched friends and family become fathers. I have also watched some of those same friends and family lose fathers along the way. That’s a pain I will never have to deal with and I admire everyone’s strength for that. Maybe I would of went down a different path if my Father was a part of my life. But I feel like there are no What Ifs out here and I’m glad he wasn’t there. All my father ever gave me was two half sisters and a last name to keep as my own and I’m fine with that. I turned out pretty awesome with a mother that pulled double duty. Hope everyone has a great Father’s Day!!! Including you Mom 😂 #japhethsjourney #thechamphikes #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019 #at2019 #atthruhike #hike #hiking #hikers #hikes #hiker #hikersofinstagram #hikertrash #thetrek #trektheat #dudeswhohike #optoutside #backpacking

Day 76: 8.1 miles. Slept in and rolled out of camp late. Finished the climb from yesterday and then had a long descent all the way to the Connecticut River where I crossed into New Hampshire. Only 2 states left! Made it to Hanover, NH and resupplied for my next section. Some family of mine that live nearby came to pick me up and spoiled me with a much needed rest day. Enjoyed a hot shower, amazing meal, and even better company. Ready to tackle the trail ahead

The famous Overmountain Shelter in the Roan Mountains, as seen by a Southbound perspective. This shelter is also known as the "Red Barn" because that's exactly what it is, a huge old red barn. It can fit a crazy number of people, so it's hugely popular with Northbound thru hikers. I didn't spend the night, but I did run into some nice trail magic here. A large group of day hikers were hanging out having lunch, I had already eaten so I was just taking in the view and sitting for a bit. They shared half an avocado, probably the only avocado I ate on the whole trip. I also met Spork and Bam-Bam when I was leaving this spot. That led to a whole host of good memories. . . #at2018 #appalachiantrail #trektheat #overmountainshelter #hiking #camping #backpacking #mountains #view #valley #nature #outdoors #optoutside #pretty #northcarolina #roan

June 16, 2019 Oh, if these feet could talk... . . . The truth is, I noticed something was off about my feet just as I was leaving Pearisburg. Though I suspected poison ivy, I was eager to get back on the trail and take advantage of what little bit of sun that managed to squeeze through a week of otherwise endless rains. So, I made the best of an unknown situation and covered all the itch with Leukotape. One week later, and the results: 😱