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Discovering the Appalachian Trail - Amber and Joshua Niven

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Joshua Niven was born in Germany and raised in the hills surrounding Charlotte, North Carolina. Joshua graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in photography in 2012. He completed the entire Appalachian Trail on foot in 2013 and self-published a photography book with over 150 images that he made during his thru-hike. In addition to making artwork, Joshua owns and operates Asheville Fine Art Printing, where he helps reproduce and facilitate other artists’ work.

Amber Adams Niven grew up in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, where she developed a deep love for nature and hiking at an early age. At twenty-six, she backpacked over 1,400 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Virginia with her family. Amber’s journey on the AT resulted in a move to western North Carolina, a few years of soul-seeking, and a venture in creative entrepreneurship. Amber is a mother, certified yoga teacher and a lifelong journal keeper.

Amber and Joshua live in Madison County, North Carolina with their two children River Axel and Indie Oaks. They can often be spotted in Hot Springs, having a beer at Big Pillow Brewing or eating dinner at the Tavern.


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