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Aaron "Wankles" Ibey  We Travel to be Changed. Photographer by Trade. Long Distance Hiker. AT '16, JMT '17


As much as I love to buy new gear, there is something about having that one article of clothing that is worn in and tells a story. This green and yellow puffy has over 3,000 miles on it and even more memories. Traveling with me through hell and high water on the A.T. and on shorter hikes from Yosemite to here in Indiana. It hasn't failed on me and will continue to be thrown in my pack every time. Thank you @mountainhardwear ๐Ÿ“ธ: @esthetic_earthling

In the @greatsmokynps, especially once you start to smell the Spruce trees that thrive in higher elevations, you know your nearing the summit. Taken close to the summit of Mount LeConte

Morning essentials. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

"YOU ARE ROYALTY! Everything the light touches from Georgia to Maine, both on trail and off, is yours! 1921, Benton MacKaye dreamed of your kingdom. 1925, the A.T.C. was formed. 1931, Myron Avery was elected, chosen to lead and serve seven consecutive terms as the A.T.C. Chair. 1937, footpath completed, Maine to Georgia. Benton Mackaye's dream became your reality. YOU ARE ROYALTY!" ~ @hikeryearbook

If they cannot understand the wildness inside you, they will try to tame and cage it. Find someone who appreciates the beauty of wild things like you.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau ๐Ÿ“ธ: @esthetic_earthling

I'd like to imagine this is the face Snap makes every time he takes a good photo... Check out @hikes.camera.adventure he's about to get back on the PCT from a foot injury and his photos rule.

@therealhikingviking was sweating like a virgin on prom night but instead it was at Trail Days. But, in all reality we all were.

On my A.T. hike last year we were not fortunate enough to see the 360 degree views from Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the @greatsmokynps and on the entire trail. This year was a completely different story, @esthetic_earthling and I had the entire mountain to ourselves as we watched the sunset at 6,644 feet above sea level.

Who is going to Trail Days in Damascus, VA next weekend?! Well, if you are stop by @thetrek.co booth, Saturday from 10am-Noon to step up your trail photography and get your dirty hiker face photographed by @hikes.camera. @nathanabauman @therealhikingviking and myself. You'll be featured on The Trek's social media. Come out for some good hangs! ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ“ธ

Sometimes the only way down a waterfall is by sketchy ladders.

It's incredible what 600 million years of natures handiwork can create.

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