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Appalachian Ambition

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McAfee Knob, Roanoke County, VirginiaMcAfee KnobRoanoke County, VirginiaMy buddy Eric was fearless sitting on the edge of the cliff so I could snag a photo of him with the valley below. This will always be one of the...Mount Moosilauke, Benton, New HampshireMount MoosilaukeBenton, New HampshireStarting our hike into the white mountains. We noted that the weather seemed to be very nice, so we decided to chance sleeping at the summit of Mt....Ibberson Conservation Area State Park, Dauphin County, PennsylvaniaIbberson Conservation Area State ParkDauphin County, Pennsylvania"Watch where you step!" The Pennsylvania section of the Appalachian trail seemed to be littered with rattlesnakes. In one day we saw two of these...Gainsville Train Station, Gainesville, GeorgiaGainsville Train StationGainesville, GeorgiaTaking a train to Gainsville! This is how most people get down to the start of the AT. Off the train and then a Taxi to the start of the trail. I...High Point State Park, Sandyston Twp, New JerseyHigh Point State ParkSandyston Twp, New JerseyThe highest point in New Jersey... we hiked it of course... This was actually a pretty neat state park with a few opportunities to grab food which...Giant's Thumb, Salisbury, ConnecticutGiant's ThumbSalisbury, ConnecticutThe Giant's Thumb... reading the name in our guidebook but having no other information to go off of we were expecting a terrible climb over the...Pawling, New YorkPawlingNew YorkCrossing fences on the AT usually means climbing over stiles. Some days we had to climb a dozen of these, which can be tricky with 40lbs on your...Nuclear Lake, Dutchess County, New YorkNuclear LakeDutchess County, New YorkThe "Blaze", A small strip of white paint means nothing to most but to those hiking the Appalachian trail it means everything. Hikers will follow...AMC Mohican Outdoor Center, Blairstown, New JerseyAMC Mohican Outdoor CenterBlairstown, New JerseySneaking around the fields around sunset is the best way to spot wildlife while hiking I spent 5 minutes moving up foot by foot before this guy...Damascus, TennesseeDamascusTennesseeFound this little fawn hiding as we went by on the trail. We went ahead a hundred yards and waited to make sure it's mother came back to take care...Erwin, North CarolinaErwinNorth CarolinaThe plague of the thru-hiker! The Noro-Virus was a serious endemic for the hikers before us but by the time we made it through it was just a scary...Nantahala, North CarolinaNantahalaNorth CarolinaThe hiking near the NOC is likely to wear you out! Regardless of whether you are heading north or south you can expect 3000 feet of elevation gain...Unaka Mountain, Mitchell County, North CarolinaUnaka MountainMitchell County, North CarolinaThe day I reached Unaka mountain it had stormed the night before but the clouds had now risen high into the sky, it turned out we were going to...Davenport Gap Shelter, Cocke County, TennesseeDavenport Gap ShelterCocke County, TennesseeThe Davenport gap shelter is the last shelter that northbound hikers will come across inside of the great smoky mountains park. Unlike most of the...Davenport Gap Shelter, Cocke County, TennesseeDavenport Gap ShelterCocke County, TennesseeThe Davenport gap shelter is the last shelter that northbound hikers will come across inside of the great smoky mountains park. Unlike most of the...Apple Orchard Mountain, Bedford County, VirginiaApple Orchard MountainBedford County, Virginia"The Guillotine" It's always a little nerve racking when you have to walk underneath a large rock that is precariously placed. Just a short walk...Kincora Hiking Hostel, Carter County, TennesseeKincora Hiking HostelCarter County, TennesseeA warm place on a rainy day. Bob Peoples has operated the Kincora Hiking Hostel as a service to backpackers for several years now. Inside there is...McAfee Knob, Roanoke County, VirginiaMcAfee KnobRoanoke County, VirginiaMcAfee Knob is a famous spot for many on the Appalachian trail and it is commonly referred to as the most photographed location for hikers on the...Rainbow Springs, North CarolinaRainbow SpringsNorth CarolinaHeading north on the Appalachian trail from winding stair gap leads to a beautiful waterfall system and several amazing camp sites. Doesn't require...Harpers Creek Falls, Nelson County, VirginiaHarpers Creek FallsNelson County, VirginiaThe trails in the Three Ridges area provide some challenging hiking but they also have an impressive number streams that run through the steep...
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          1. > 1y
            Eli! Congrats on the trip. It's been a lifelong goal to do the AT, and this virtual tour is inspiring me! Love seeing your path on the map view, and reading your stories. Thanks.
          2. > 1y
            @Jason Karas: Thanks Jason, as I get time I will keep posting more photos to this collection. Maybe you can show me a thing or two about climbing the big mountains if I'm ever in your area.
          3. > 1y
            Super awesome! @Eli Ditmore thanks for this inspiring list. Congrats!
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