ashevilletrails Photos & Videos

3 hours ago

Hello, Sun! ~ Warmer days are on the way! Early signs of Spring in the Carolinas welcomes blooming cherry blossom trees and cheerful yellow daffodils. It’s that time of year when nature comes to life reminding us to wake up and spring forward. “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” - Steve Maraboli #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemoments #blueridge #asheville #visitnc #828isgreat #northcarolina #ashevilletrails #appalachian_explorers #landscapephotography #landscape_lovers #exploretocreate #openmyworld #exploremore #photography #artofvisuals #sunrise_sunsets #natgeoyourshot #fiftyshades_of_nature #nikon #singhrayfilters #earthpix

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6 hours ago

Anybody else stuck in bed with allergies?! I keep reminding myself: “April Showers, bring May Flowers” 🌸 . In #wnc that translates to: “Whenever the hell it stops raining and being Gloomy, it’s all gonna be beautiful and BLOOMY” ☺️ #punny #seewhatididthere #silverlining #staypositive 📸 @adrian_etheridge_photography #828isgreat #blueridgemountains #momentsovermountains #ashevilletrails #blueridgemoments #womenwhohike #girlswhohike #girlslovetravel #peoplestaringatstuff #ashevillelocal #ashevillenative #ashevilleadventures #experienceasheville #redheadedmtnwoman #justbloomtogether ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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6 hours ago

Anybody else stuck in bed with allergies?! I keep reminding myself: “April Showers, bring May Flowers” 🌸 . In #wnc that translates to: “Whenever the hell it stops raining and being Gloomy, it’s all gonna be beautiful and BLOOMY” ☺️ #punny #seewhatididthere #silverlining #staypositive 📸 @adrian_etheridge_photography #828isgreat #blueridgemountains #momentsovermountains #ashevilletrails #blueridgemoments #womenwhohike #girlswhohike #girlslovetravel #peoplestaringatstuff #ashevillelocal #ashevillenative #ashevilleadventures #experienceasheville #redheadedmtnwoman #justbloomtogether ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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7 hours ago

Hike 9/52 WC100 12/100 Mile 50.7/300 Universe: here’s another day of unending rain. Me and my crazy friends: looks like a beautiful day for a waterfall hike! ——— I had no intentions of ending up back in #GSMNP this weekend, but sometimes you just have to let life happens the way it wants to. I was able to knock out another waterfall from my list with Rainbow Falls in @greatsmokynps. This 5.4 mile hike in the rain totaled 1,696ft of elevation gain. ——— Thanks to @lailarachel_ for enabling me, and for the bomb photo. . . . . . #findyourpark #getyourassintonature #gooutsideandplay #trailsyall #greatsmokymountains #WC100 #52hikechallenge #girlswhohike #fatgirlshiking #takingupspaceoutdoors #fatandoutdoorsy #allwomenalltrails #alltrails #nationalparkservice #publiclandowner #outtherepodcast #wildeast #optoutside #sweatydirtyhappy #allweatherhiker #whenitrains #outdoorsforEVERYbody #empoweredbynature #myblueridge #thislandisyourland #mymountainhome #ashevilletrails #WNC #828isgreat

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9 hours ago

It will not stop raining in #asheville 🙄 We suited up and got two hours in for #1000hoursoutside anyways! They were spear fishing as Anna and Elsa, stabbing leaves with sticks and transferring them over to a stump table. Perfect way to practice some hand eye coordination 😜 #emclhome

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13 hours ago

Reminiscing back to the days when we actually saw the sun, I’m forced to reach into the archives to remind myself that, yes, there is a sun up there behind the grey of this past week!! 😓 Here’s to hoping we all see brighter and DRIER days ahead!! 🦄🌈☀️. . . #instagramoftennessee #asheville #ashevilleadventures #ashevilletrails #avltoday #visitasheville #romanticasheville #brighterdaysahead #sunriseoftheday #wheredidthesungo #glorioussky #gloriousday #pastelsunrise #betterdaysahead #gsmnp #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #newfoundgap #earlytorise #discover_carolinas #newhorizons

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14 hours ago

The time I have spent in the foothills has been extremely essential to my overall well-being! Three months of mountain therapy and leg-sculpting have been beneficial to say the least. I’ve learned to follow my heart, and exercise my passion. My body has never looked this good, and my mind has been altered in such a way I can’t explain. I’ve learned to love being alone with my thoughts. Every day that I spend in the forest, my mind is racing but my body’s in the lead! Honesty, perseverance, kindness, forbearance, and patience are a couple qualities I’ve been obeying. My true friends have come forward, whilst my other friends have kept their distance. I’ve also learned the true value of the dollar, living on $206 a week. Being a Wilderness First Responder, someone’s life may be at stake, and it’s important that I know the correct protocol for any situation. Not only that, I have to look out for myself too! I take backcountry outings seriously now, especially being a lone wolf. One wrong slip, one misstep, one wrong turn could leave me in a world of hurt... I can’t underestimate the mountains, even the one I called home for 7 months. My life is finally what I want it to be, true happiness knocked on my front door long ago. These two weeks will be a test of my inner strength, and I’m BEYOND thankful for this opportunity! I’ll do my best to keep in touch... . . . . . . Smoky Mountain Monologue

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15 hours ago

Thinking and scheming about backpacking and overnight river trips with this face but for now just hiding from all this rain inside, churning out the school work and watching #edwardabbey documentaries. One more clinical rotation and a handful of classroom days and I’m doneski.... 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

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1 day ago

Spring is on the way, and I can't think of any place more beautiful than the Blue Ridge Mountains in spring bloom. That permeating blue haze makes the colors of laurel and rhododendron pop. I never get tired of these landscapes . . . Can't wait for the next roadtrip and hike!

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1 day ago

So ready to see some mood and spring color on such a raw and rainy winters night. A never before seen image from 2017 on the @blueridgenps near #Cherokee.

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1 day ago

memories of the leaves changing. what an incredible thing we get to witness every year 🍂 #theblueridgers

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1 day ago

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness -- just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.” - Laura Ingalls Wilder beautiful capture by @realkatielee Don’t forget to tag your photos with #whyiloveavl so we can share your photos! #whyiloveavl #hikenc #hikemore #blackbalsamknob #blackbalsam #wnc #northcarolinaliving #blueridgemountains #westernnorthcarolina #bestofnorthcarolina #asheville #ashevillenc #scenic #scenicnorthcarolina #scenicnc #nc #northcarolina #westernnorthcarolina #wnc #828isgreat #ncoutdoor_inc #828 #ashevillenc #ashevilletrails #alltrails #naturephotography #naturelovers

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1 day ago

It's been a rainy week in East Tennessee. Stay dry, friends.🌧🌧. . . . Body: Canon 6D Mark II @canonusa Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM f/8 | 1/125 sec | ISO640 Shot in RAW

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1 day ago

With a storm rolling in there was only one thing to do, throw on the rain jackets and get to hiking!

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1 day ago

Daydreaming of clear skies and a seat with a view. @tonyveee head to toe legit @eddiebauer model in this one.

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1 day ago

yearning // looking back at older shots has me craving some mountain views. As much as I love this moody weather it's not quote ideal for taking in those layers. Definitely looking forward to some warmer spring/summer vibes that are to come as we transition into spring/summer. Either way gotta take what life throws at you and make the most of it. . . . . . . . . #theblueridgers #eastcoastcreatives #optoutside #pmgridchallenge #atlantatrails #ashevilletrails #wonderlust10k #wandermore #keepnaturewild #wildernessculture #southernroamers #allaboutadventures #letskeepitwild #blueridgemoments #views #liveauthentic #amongthewild #natureaddict #folkcreative #ourplanetdaily #adventureenthusiasts #thesouthernfolk #leavenotrace #aov #stayandwander #earthvisuals #artofvisuals #focalmarked #vol10k #vsco

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1 day ago

momma always said sometimes you gotta risk it for the biscuit

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1 day ago

✨Instagram Exclusive✨ We just printed a short run of a new design titled "seek and explore" for all you adventurers out there. we have 16 of these up on the website now - follow the product tag on our post to wear one before we release them to the public👏🏻 · · · · #mylandmark #camptrend #campingofficial #usforestservice #nationalparks #thelandmarkproject #mindthemountains #camp4pix #campingcollective #backpackermag #letscamp #wilderness_culture #ig_landscapes #instaoutdoors #modernhiker #nps100 #blueridgemoments #blueridgemoments #ashevillefolk #828isgreat #visitnc #ashevilletrails

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1 day ago

Finding peace with the sound of rain. This is Kituwah, mother town of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. There is a mound here that is around 170 feet in diameter and about 5 foot tall; which used to be about 15-20 feet tall and was the spot of the Council House and the “Eternal Flame”. Archeologists date this site back to nearly 10,000 years ago. I grew up about 9 miles down the road from the Qualla Boundary. I am not Cherokee, but many of my friends are and what an amazing history and culture they have. • • • #visitcherokee #wncmountains #wncmagazine #onlyinnorthcarolina #canonusa #wayfarecollective #naturalnorthcarolina #828isgreat #open828 #nationalparkgeek #eastcoastcreatives #atlantatrails #celebratingnc #ourstatemag #scenicnc #explorecarolina #discover_carolinas #ashevilletrails #appalachian_explorers #carolinacollectives #southernstatesco #shotzdelight #goatworthy #lovencsmokies #visitmysmokies #wncphotographer #theoutbound

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1 day ago

//She isn’t spiraling out of control - that’s just the way she dances.\\

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1 day ago

All this rain has me going crazy. Has the sun abandoned us? Is there a sun dance? Can we find the person that is in a continuous loop of the rain dance?

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1 day ago

home

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1 day ago

“A Mother’s Pride” - Spring beckons us with images of beautiful landscapes, wildflowers and new life. A throwback from a couple of years ago, a Great White Egret stands tall and proud over her new family, as she welcomes the new season (IG crop 🙁) . . #asheville #ashevilleadventures #ashevilletrails #avltoday #romanticasheville #visitasheville #birdingphotography #greatwhiteegret #amotherspride #standingtall #wildlifephotography #birdsofinstagram #newlife #blueridgemoments #blueridgeoutdoorsmagazine #appalachian_explorers #discover_carolinas #breedingbirds #springtime

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1 day ago

Nature knows that every cycle must return to stillness and silence. That every inhale has an exhale. That every ending births a beginning. That the light always returns to a future beyond imagination. -Victoria Erickson-

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2 days ago

First experience in the Smoky Mountains was laying in the back seat of the Astro van being so car sick I thought I was going to die.

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2 days ago

My most fond memories in the Smoky Mountains Xmas 2014

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2 days ago

Tomorrow we start our long car ride to Boston! And you know what that means... ALL the @wawa stops! 🙌🏼🎉

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2 days ago

When it all falls down

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2 days ago

Out of curiosity, where do you guys think we should host our next meetup? 👀 Here’s an awesome photo that makes me miss summer by @mitchellandrewphoto. Thanks for tagging us! #theblueridgers

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2 days ago

there’s always another rock to climb and another photo to snap 👌🏼 #theblueridgers

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2 days ago

ShelterMutt Ambassadog @jasperthegrumpyfacedlab got in a quick walk today before more rainy weather. If you ever see him hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway, he likes chin scratches and peanut butter treats. 🐶

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2 days ago

Don’t forget the moon is your friend 🌝

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2 days ago

What a view!! Thankful for photographers that are much more adventurous than us and take mountain pictures from an amazing angle. Thanks for the #outaboutnc moment @natebowery ・・・ While I'm doing my best with the winter month photos, I can't wait til the spring and summer colors. You can't get a sunset like this with dormant trees. • • #explorecarolina #romanticasheville #playonnc #scenicnc #naturalnorthcarolina #visitnc #blueridgemoments #ashevilletrails #visitasheville #visualsoflife #earthfocus #passionpassport #earthofficial #artofvisuals #wildernessculture #sonya7iii #sonyalpha #nature_obsession_landscapes #visitusa #southernfolk #southernroamers #blueridgeparkway #linvillegorge #chimneys #828isgreat #wanderingseus #eastcoastcreatives #alltrails #theblueridgers

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2 days ago

Linville Falls confirmed wavy 🌊🌊🌊

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2 days ago

Fire towers and Ranger stations are one of our favorite parts of the mountains of the east coast. It's always exciting to turn the corner of the trail and see one of these towers built high above the treeline. 📷: @focusonwill · · · · #mylandmark #camptrend #campingofficial #usforestservice #nationalparks #thelandmarkproject #mindthemountains #camp4pix #campingcollective #backpackermag #letscamp #wilderness_culture #ig_landscapes #instaoutdoors #modernhiker #nps100 #blueridgemoments #blueridgemoments #ashevillefolk #828isgreat #visitnc #ashevilletrails

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2 days ago

Blue Ridge Beauty and we are over #humpday 🙌🏼 But seriously...with a flash flood warning until 7pm ET Thursday and rain in the foreseeable future is anyone else wondering when we will see another one of these!? Gotta hold on to these moments when you have them these days because we live in a friggin rainforest! *Waits patiently for huge trees and cool moss sans Washington State please and thank you, climate sir!* . #ashevilletrails #trailful #sunsetdiaries #rainraingoaway #rainforest #viewsfordays #blueridgemountains #northcarolinaoutdoors #workingfortheweekend #sunsetgram #mountainlayers #girlswhohike #cabinfever #climatechange

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3 days ago

Not that I need an excuse to post a picture of Amos, but apparently it’s #nationalloveyourpetday day? 😝

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3 days ago

Only those that haven’t hiked in the rain will call me crazy. As for me there are no barriers 🙌🏻

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3 days ago

Two years ago today we started on the Appalachian Trail. • This is the first picture I ever took of a white blaze back in 2014. By the end of 2015 we were set on taking the 2000+ mile journey and worked hard to save up and buy gear. • We had done a lot of over night hikes in the south east, but had never actually gone backpacking. So if you’re heading out this year and feel like you haven’t had enough “experience,” don’t worry about it, you got this.

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2 months ago

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it” -Ansel Adams .

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