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Appalachian Trail Nature Photo Gallery

Wildflowers, bugs, and other nature photographs shot by our map correspondent on the AT © Jeff Chow
  • Bright orange flower petals dangle like paper mache (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripId=47515">36&deg; 46.870, -81&deg; 28.918</a>)
  • Crawdad near Dismal Creek (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47944">(GPS: 37&deg; 12.831, -80&deg; 51.261</a>)
  • Giant spider in Jefferson National Forest (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47944">37&deg; 13.286, -80&deg; 50.367</a>)
  • A snake on Pearis Mountain in Virginia (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47948">37&deg; 19.045, -80&deg; 45.354</a>)
  • A deer in the Blue Ridge Mountains (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=48017">GPS: 37&deg; 25.169, -79&deg; 47.882</a>
  • A turtle on Little Rocky Row in Virginia (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47637">37&deg; 37.529, -79&deg; 24.187</a>)
  • A salamander near Lynchburg Reservoir (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47641">37&deg; 40.643, -79&deg; 16.515</a>)
  • A black bear in Mount Everett State Reservation (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47488">: 42&deg; 06.586, -73&deg; 25.755</a>)
  • A red maple leaf is caught in a tangle of branches (GPS:  <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripId=47873">44&deg; 58.430, -70&deg; 24.208</a>)
  • Snail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47493">35&deg; 33.959, -83&deg; 38.671</a>)
  • Caterpillar in North Carolina's Cheoah Mountains (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47492">35&deg; 22.758, -83&deg; 45.260</a>)
  • A turtle in Cherokee National Forest (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47636">36&deg; 34.116, -81&deg; 55.609</a>)
  • A mouse in Cherokee National Forest (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47636">36&deg; 28.381, -81&deg; 57.273</a>)
  • An orange newt in Cherokee National Forest (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47600">: 36&deg; 13.165, -81&deg; 59.085</a>)
  • Blackberries grow near the Elk River in Cherokee National Forest (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47600">36&deg; 12.265, -81&deg; 58.586</a>)
  • Butterfly in Wilder Mine Hollow in Tennessee (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47598">36&deg; 10.276, -82&deg; 00.694</a>)
  • A brilliant-colored wildflower on Little Bald (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47545">36&deg; 00.384, -82&deg; 27.838</a>)
  • Wildflowers on Big Bald (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47545">35&deg; 59.508, -82&deg; 29.224</a>)
  • Caterpillar in Pisgah National Forest (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripID=47535">35&deg; 57.542, -82&deg; 34.583</a>)
Bright orange flower petals dangle like paper mache (GPS: <a href="http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip.aspx?tripId=47515">36&deg; 46.870, -81&deg; 28.918</a>)
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Bright orange flower petals dangle like paper mache (GPS: 36° 46.870, -81° 28.918)

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We are hiking in Shenandoah Nat'l Park in late March '10 and want to go on the AT-which trail would be a good one-we are moderate hikers
— Joyce

Wild Azalea. Beautiful in the Southern Mountains in the Spring.
— Auntie Coosa

Great album! My favorite was the mouse. :3
— Pup


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