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Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail Nature Photo Gallery

Wildflowers, bugs, and other nature photographs shot by our map correspondent on the AT © Jeff Chow

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Bright orange flower petals dangle like paper mache

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Crawdad near Dismal Creek (GPS: (GPS: 37° 12.831, -80° 51.261)

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Giant spider in Jefferson National Forest (GPS: 37° 13.286, -80° 50.367)

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A snake on Pearis Mountain in Virginia (GPS: 37° 19.045, -80° 45.354)

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A deer in the Blue Ridge Mountains (GPS: GPS: 37° 25.169, -79° 47.882

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A turtle on Little Rocky Row in Virginia (GPS: 37° 37.529, -79° 24.187)

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A salamander near Lynchburg Reservoir (GPS: 37° 40.643, -79° 16.515)

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A black bear in Mount Everett State Reservation (GPS: : 42° 06.586, -73° 25.755)

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A red maple leaf is caught in a tangle of branches (GPS: 44° 58.430, -70° 24.208)

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Snail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GPS: 35° 33.959, -83° 38.671)

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Caterpillar in North Carolina’s Cheoah Mountains (GPS: 35° 22.758, -83° 45.260)

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A turtle in Cherokee National Forest (GPS: 36° 34.116, -81° 55.609)

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A mouse in Cherokee National Forest (GPS: 36° 28.381, -81° 57.273)

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An orange newt in Cherokee National Forest (GPS: : 36° 13.165, -81° 59.085)

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Blackberries grow near the Elk River in Cherokee National Forest (GPS: 36° 12.265, -81° 58.586)

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Butterfly in Wilder Mine Hollow in Tennessee (GPS: 36° 10.276, -82° 00.694)

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A brilliant-colored wildflower on Little Bald (GPS: 36° 00.384, -82° 27.838)

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Wildflowers on Big Bald (GPS: 35° 59.508, -82° 29.224)

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Caterpillar in Pisgah National Forest (GPS: 35° 57.542, -82° 34.583)