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Jsporn
11-04-2012, 10:49
What is the one picture that summed up your AT experience?

Post here!

-SEEKER-
11-04-2012, 11:01
My first and so far only Moose sighting in Vermont.17981

Old Hiker
11-04-2012, 11:17
My avatar - disappointment deluxe.

dmperkins74
11-04-2012, 12:43
No particular reason, it's just my pic that comes to mind first (might also be because it's from a recent hike).
https://picasaweb.google.com/114655743571197750603/ATHike62#5798959383582771762

Slo-go'en
11-04-2012, 14:20
Enjoying some trail magic...
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msupple
11-04-2012, 16:09
To me it's all about what's around the next corner.17992 This was taken on the approach to Clingman's Dome with my Droid.

Cat in the Hat

Drybones
11-04-2012, 16:27
17993
Tough question...the reason I chose this photo...young, middle aged, young at heart, men, women, enjoying the best of God's creation...not a bad view either.

Mr Breeze
11-04-2012, 16:30
My too close for comfort bear encounter in the SNP. 17994

Moose2001
11-04-2012, 16:43
First view of Katahdin from Whitecap on my first complete thru! It's a day I longed for and I'll never forget!17995

msupple
11-04-2012, 18:13
My too close for comfort bear encounter in the SNP. 17994

Dang! Is that bear really that big or is it just the photo? That thing looks huge.

rusty bumper
11-04-2012, 18:45
With 2 of my grandsons near Bland, VA.17996

Mr Breeze
11-04-2012, 19:11
That is the actual bear. And yes, he was both massive and intimidating.

"Atlas"
11-04-2012, 20:43
17998 The cold wet mornings of early Spring, with low lying clouds in the mountain tops.

Gray Blazer
11-04-2012, 20:49
http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/6/2/1/7/mountainsvi_165.jpg​........................

Gray Blazer
11-04-2012, 20:52
http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/6/2/1/7/007-06_013.jpg​....................

Sarcasm the elf
11-04-2012, 22:07
My too close for comfort bear encounter in the SNP. 17994

Woah!!! Thats a big one!

For your sake I hope that was taken with a good zoom lens!

Sarcasm the elf
11-04-2012, 22:19
What I picture when I imagine the A.T. (My A.T. in one picture):

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/2/6/4/6/5/six_in_the_morning_on_mt._racemass_thumb.jpg (http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=43594)




What I lead my coworkers to believe when they ask me about the A.T. :D:

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/2/6/4/6/5/p5220068_thumb.jpg (http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=47697)

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/2/6/4/6/5/p5230099_thumb.jpg (http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=47701)

Mr Breeze
11-04-2012, 22:38
That was taken without a zoom lens. I almost walked right into him, because he was so quiet. I never even heard him step out onto the trail. I was about 5 feet away when i took this.

Many Moons
11-04-2012, 22:41
EPIC!!!! Hike On!!!

Miller

Feral Bill
11-05-2012, 00:10
Dang! Is that bear really that big or is it just the photo? That thing looks huge.
They don't come in small.

Mags
11-05-2012, 00:23
Ok, this is not from my AT thru-hike..or any long hike.

But it is from way back in 1996. It was from my first solo backpacking trip. I saw this amazing sunset somewhere along Franconia Ridge.

I knew that someway and somehow I'd be doing the AT from this moment on.

http://pmags2.jzapin.com/gallery2/d/7225-2/aat.jpg

msupple
11-05-2012, 00:48
They don't come in small.

That may be but that the largest one I've seen on the East Coast.

coach lou
11-05-2012, 06:24
[QUOTE=Sarcasm the elf;1358135]What I picture when I imagine the A.T. (My A.T. in one picture):

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/2/6/4/6/5/six_in_the_morning_on_mt._racemass_thumb.jpg (http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/showimage.php?i=43594)





Dave, I've always thought this was one of your best pics. I can feel myself sitting there, at that time of the day. I'm sure this could be the only pic in this thread and we would all feel the same.

Deacon
11-05-2012, 07:02
That may be but that the largest one I've seen on the East Coast.

There's one like him that hangs out around the Leconte Lodge.

jburgasser
11-05-2012, 08:43
To me it's all about what's around the next corner.17992 This was taken on the approach to Clingman's Dome with my Droid.

Cat in the Hat


That bear photo is very cool just because of how huge he is, but this photo is the best IMO. Looks like something out of Lord of the Rings!

Ickybod

Old Hiker
11-05-2012, 09:00
I can't find my pictures but what about the breakfast buffet at Mountain Harbor Hostel? I showed those to my 6th graders when they asked me what I ate on the Trail !

fredmugs
11-05-2012, 10:05
Last day of my last section. I think this is on top of Garfield. Went out in style with a 27 miler from Crawford to Franconia notches.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JuXBlJzszgs/T-khvKdcmPI/AAAAAAAAJWE/h6q0PU9alRw/s800/DSC00364.JPG

Pedaling Fool
11-05-2012, 10:07
I don't think one pic could capture my hike, but here's one of the nicer ones

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/6/9/3/6/6-15-2006-251_original.jpg (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showimage.php?i=13700&original=1&catid=member&imageuser=6936)

Pedaling Fool
11-05-2012, 10:10
Coolest spring I've ever seen; it was coming UP from the ground, as opposed to what you normally see coming out the side of...


http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/6/9/3/6/4-24-06142101.jpg (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showimage.php?i=15604&original=1&catid=member&imageuser=6936)

Kerosene
11-05-2012, 10:14
My too close for comfort bear encounter in the SNP. 17994
That is one big bear! I passed one about that size climbing south from Watauga Lake 3 years ago. I was focused on the early morning climb and heard/"felt" something behind me. "He" was maybe 30 yards away eating berries. It made me wonder how many large animals I've passed through the years that I never saw.

MkBibble
11-05-2012, 11:51
Aside from all the great scenery, this is the one picture that sums up the AT for me. Just me and the trail... Not exactly sure what comes next, but just happy to be here!

18004

Kerosene
11-05-2012, 12:02
So difficult to choose this one, but I'll go with this picture taken near the top of Webster Cliffs above Crawford Notch, NH on a foggy/drippy morning in September 2006. It is very evocative to me of the rigors, ruggedness and rewards of my AT section hikes (I even use this as the background for my Visa card!):

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/3/NH078-WebsterCliffBlaze.jpg

Kerosene
11-05-2012, 12:07
Coolest spring I've ever seen; it was coming UP from the ground, as opposed to what you normally see coming out the side of...Might that be Whiskey Spring in Pennsylvania?

gizzy bear
11-05-2012, 12:25
To me it's all about what's around the next corner.17992 This was taken on the approach to Clingman's Dome with my Droid.

Cat in the Hat

i agree...ALL the pics are GREAT!!! but this pic has a certain look about it...looks like a movie set...unreal!!! LURVE it!!!!

RCBear
11-05-2012, 12:43
My too close for comfort bear encounter in the SNP. 17994

How FREAKING tall at the shoulders is that thing? i swear that it looks Grizzly size!

gizzy bear
11-05-2012, 13:09
My too close for comfort bear encounter in the SNP. 17994


and i feel comforable that a nice set of bear bells would send this beast running...

jakedatc
11-05-2012, 13:19
and i feel comforable that a nice set of bear bells would send this beast running...

you'd miss any piece of wildlife bear or otherwise. and be annoying as all hell.

coach lou
11-05-2012, 13:51
you'd miss any piece of wildlife bear or otherwise. and be annoying as all hell.

Jake, is that you with Video????

jakedatc
11-05-2012, 14:12
Yep, I hiked 100mi with him until he split off at LT Inn. awesome guy and was great to hike with.

gizzy bear
11-05-2012, 14:25
you'd miss any piece of wildlife bear or otherwise. and be annoying as all hell.

trust me...i won't be wearing bells...it was a joke...BUT i can still be annoying as hell :D

HikerMom58
11-05-2012, 14:49
Great pics guys!! Keep them coming.. :)

Tuxedo
11-05-2012, 15:47
this is a great thread 18027
In the Franconia ridge line having one of the best days of my life

Highway Man
11-05-2012, 16:25
Avery Peak and West Peak in heavey clouds looking from Little Gigelow Mt. I almost got “blown off”
the mountain by a strong in the last three minutes to the top of West Peak the day before, the most
frightening experience along the trail besides lightning.

http://whiteblaze.net/forum/vbg/files/2/0/2/4/4/0925b_bigelow_mt_avery_peak_safford_notch.jpg

Pedaling Fool
11-05-2012, 18:41
Might that be Whiskey Spring in Pennsylvania?No. I saw that spring in 2006 and according to my journal it's somewhere between Bald Mountain Shelter and No Business Knob Shelter. I've looked for this spring on subsequent hikes in the area, but was unable to find it, so I'm not even sure if it's in the handbook, at least mine, which is Wingfoot's 2006 edition.

SCRUB HIKER
11-05-2012, 23:00
When I think of the AT, the first thing I think of is the people, so a picture like this seems appropriate.18033
The way most of the trail itself is in my memory is something like this: a stupidly hot summer day, with occasional views out of the green tunnel over beautiful farm country. 18035
And finally, I think of this picture most of all. It's the last picture I took in Maine before my camera broke, but it's the best one of the whole trip. 18036

SCRUB HIKER
11-05-2012, 23:02
Not sure how that fourth picture got in there, but it's a good one too.

Mr Breeze
11-05-2012, 23:27
I estimate that he was close to 4 feet tall at the shoulders. On his back legs, he was easily a foot taller than me,, and i am 6'0"

Mr Breeze
11-05-2012, 23:29
This bear knew i was there, i had to wait 30 minutes for him to leave. He let me know i was too close, and i don't think bear bells would have phased him at all. I don't think he got that big by being afraid of bear bells.

Mountain Mike
11-05-2012, 23:54
18037Fire Creek Pass, WA on PCT

Kingbee
11-06-2012, 01:15
18038

North of Snickers Gap.

shoe
11-06-2012, 01:32
18039This is mine. It took me 6 years of hiking and I finally hiked all of the Georgia section in one continuous trip. I couldn't have done it without Mr Breeze and Old Tyme Ed. I went in later in the season and hiked my longest day of 16 miles and also completed another 77 mile section.

Josh Calhoun
11-06-2012, 10:18
awesome thread, thanks for starting 18040 this is one of my favorites. it just reminds me just how insignificant i am in this world

kayak karl
11-06-2012, 10:33
Cheoahbald '09
it was nippy!

barf_jay
11-06-2012, 10:49
Wayah Bald Summer 2012 18042

HikerMom58
11-06-2012, 12:01
18039This is mine. It took me 6 years of hiking and I finally hiked all of the Georgia section in one continuous trip. I couldn't have done it without Mr Breeze and Old Tyme Ed. I went in later in the season and hiked my longest day of 16 miles and also completed another 77 mile section.


shoe.... I can't believe I see you on WB... I followed you some on TJ's when you were hiking in 2008. My daughter was on the trail at the time (strange habit)... good to find you again here. Nice pic. PS. I was also following the hiker "Certain" as well. Do you rememeber her?

Kerosene
11-06-2012, 12:31
Cheoahbald '09
it was nippy!
Late October 2009? I was on Roan Mountain around that time.

Lead Dog
11-06-2012, 13:21
18044 Me on the WV/VA line at the Rice Fields. Love coming here with friends or alone for a great view and the escape on the AT

kayak karl
11-06-2012, 13:30
january '09

kayak karl
11-06-2012, 13:33
i would love to see what views i missed on Cheoahbald. anyone got pic?

rustmd
11-06-2012, 13:47
the size of the bear that walked on our tent platform at liberty springs tentsite. . .4:45 a.m. last july. we peered out at it from inside the tent. . .pretty scary, and then i hissed at him to get out of here, and he ran off!

MkBibble
11-06-2012, 14:14
i would love to see what views i missed on Cheoahbald. anyone got pic?

I snapped quite a few... http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebavbcs/sets/72157630901631258/detail/

Trinity
11-06-2012, 22:13
When I think of the AT, the first thing I think of is the people, so a picture like this seems appropriate.18033


that's pretty darn funny :)

kayak karl
11-06-2012, 22:22
thanks:) im assuming -

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8161/7711936490_c1d0a8e363.jpg

is what i was looking at.

WingedMonkey
11-07-2012, 09:26
Do not hike this trail? How am I supposed to get back down?

OzJacko
11-07-2012, 10:01
As a few others have put up non AT pics - this one sums up a lot of the Bibbulmun Track.
18048

bundy71
11-07-2012, 12:01
18049
Did a day hike at DWG in Mt. Tammany Trail, used a very short section of AT on way back. Here is my daughter on Mt. Tammany. The scenic views are what I think of for any hike, especially AT.

Tipi Walter
11-07-2012, 12:40
Who can put it in just one picture? Here are several---

http://assets.trailspace.com/assets/3/3/1/762673/TRI-132-243.jpg
Trail angel cache at the South Holston bridge crossing.


http://assets.trailspace.com/assets/4/3/6/762934/TRI-132-320.jpg
Trail still life with map and trail journal.


http://assets.trailspace.com/assets/4/4/8/762952/TRI-132-351.jpg
Bojangles at the Fox Creek/603 footbridge.

http://assets.trailspace.com/assets/4/9/3/763027/TRI-132-411.jpg
Call in your pizza at the Partnership shelter.

http://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/Backpacking2006/With-Amy-Willow-On-The/i-QdDrhFV/0/L/57-10%20%20A%20morning%20gear%20up-L.jpg
Morning at Cable Gap shelter.

http://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/Backpacking2006/With-Amy-Willow-On-The/i-W4jcmmB/0/L/57-17%20%20I%20met%20Willow%28on%20the%20right%29atop %20Cheoah%20Bald-L.jpg
Atop Cheoah Bald with thruhikers from 2006.


http://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/Backpacking2006/With-Amy-Willow-On-The/i-R2dXzsM/0/L/57-20%20%20Willow%20in%20camp%20on%20Cheoah-L.jpg
Here's Willow on Cheoah Bald.

1stgenfarmboy
11-07-2012, 13:00
We have not made it all the way "yet" but this is the one i always think of when i go to the trail in my mind.



http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/1STGENFARMBOY/2008-2009297.jpg
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/1STGENFARMBOY/2008-2009059.jpg