Daleville, Virginia

One the things I liked the most on the appalachian trail is, to talk to random people along the trail. I’ve met so many great people along the trail, thru-hiking or not. I always spent a good chunk of time sitting down and talking to them. Some were former hikers, some locals on a short hike on the trail, some just tourists. .
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Not quite sure if that’s right before Daleville or another Town. I do remember celebrating @pieonthetrail ‘s birthday there… .
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Damascus, Virginia

Hiking in a group can be a very challenging experience. I did enjoy the company of my fellow friends even though i broke free every once in a while to find some quiet moments. Sometimes i just felt overwhelmed and kinda uncomfortable by a certain situation. That was a very interresting feeling. But it also expanded my personal comfortzone a ton! Leaving something you really like, on purpose, makes you greatful for what you had.
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@bobogle and i camped out like six miles out of #damascus #virginia. Stayed at that shelter that night. Great talks arround the fire pit and a thunderstorm at night inclusive. . . .
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Punch Bowl Mountain

The first couple of weeks on the #appalachiantrail I was complaining about the #puds – #pointlessupsanddowns. And because of the lack of good #views and #lookouts on #trail. So I was renaming the #at to #asshole #trail… in this regard that pictures what the trail was like… at least from My point of view 🙂 what should I say. It wasn’t even #spring those days and the best parts were right ahead. After a while I’ve changed my mind and started loving it. Maybe not every single day – but in general it was the best and most #amazing time of my life so far. Punch bowl mountain was the place we got picked up by @nicholasreichard dad – 5way – for #traildays in #damascus #virginia… thanks again for being such a great human being 5way! It wouldn’t have been the same without you!!!

Blue Ridge Parkway

I started early that morning back in #virginia on the #blueridgeparkway during my #thruhike on the #appalachiantrail #at #at2015. I walked over the street a couple of times that morning. Suddenly there were clouds coming in from the left side of that #ridge to the right. It was so #beautiful to see the #sun shining through the mist… I had to take a picture. Shot on my #casio #exilim #ex #h20g – no filter 🙂