Instagram

Hello, folks! Welcome to my little corner blog here on WordPress. Had a bunch of new followers over the past few days, and wanted to say hi! Right now I’m revamping this whole blog, adding new pages, getting things organised, and writing up gear reviews as well as documenting my daily routine to get back in shape – not only for the AT  – but for me in general.

One of the social media platforms I’m most active on would definitely be Instagram. So far, I’ve documented the first 1/3rd of the AT on my iPhone 7+. I wish I was able to bring my Canon 7D, but that’d be a death sentence to my pack’s weight. I’m hoping in the future to own a Sony Alpha mirrorless system – kind of the UL version of professional camera gear – and be able to take better quality and detailed images.

For now, my iPhone 7+ is gonna be my workhorse as I make my way up the AT over the next year. Here’s some photos from 2017’s section of the trail.

Amber Redfield on Instagram

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Overhaul

Hello, everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve updated anything on this blog. Life got in the way… well… injuring myself on the AT got in the way and I’ve been healing for a few months.

Getting off trail due to an injury bummed me out to the point I couldn’t update this blog without feeling so depressed. Instead, I’m going to start revamping this to share the 1/3rd of the trail I hiked and how I’ll be returning to the AT in 2018 to finish what I started!

Stay tuned, folks.

• Fury

Through The Thickets: The Life of a Thruhiker on the Appalachian Trail

It’s been a crazy few months on the trail. Here’s a montage of clips from my thruhike so far. I plan to write up a more in-depth post later this evening. Have a lot to chew on.

I mainly write about my AT hike on The Trek, which you can find my articles here. I plan to import them to this blog at one point.

Appalachian Trail 2017 : Amicalola Falls to Lance Creek Campsite

Packing Your Fears

You’ve heard about it. You’ve seen it discussed in YouTube videos and blogs where people talk about this issue. You never think it’ll bite you in the ass.

I really thought I was doing well with my organisation and quantity of items. It’s been going well the past few months!
Then the day came where I was 6 hours from my train down to Georgia and everything just crumbled. Continue reading “Packing Your Fears”

The Trek

Some amazing news came into my mailbox recently!

I applied to be a blogger for thetrek.co awhile back, and found out I have been accepted to the team! I am beyond thrilled to be join an incredible community of fellow thruhikers and experts.

I’ll still update this blog, don’t worry! But I’ll take a lot of what I write there and link it over.

thetrek.co/author/amber-redfield

This is a huge step to help bring my love of hiking, nature, education, and photography to others in hopes to inspire folks to get outside.

In other news, today was my last day at Starbucks (my second job). It was bittersweet since I will miss many of my coworkers and customers who have become friends to me.

Guys – to any of you who might be reading this – you’re incredible. Thank you for dealing with my silliness at work, my ups and downs, and my ever wandering mind as I’ve mentally transported to the AT.

The new chapter has just begun. I’m freaking out in pure excitement! 

Gearing Up

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here, and wanted to give a quick update as to what’s going on with my prep.

Just less than two weeks now and I’ll be atop Springer Mountain to attempt my thruhike.


I cannot wait to have views like this during my hike. Every day I will see new things, sleep at different locations, and meet amazing new folks.

So far, here’s a few things I have for my hike. I’ll be posting an updated list with photos later, but today is yet another repacking event. Always trying to fit gear in better than the last time.

  • Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 1 tent
  • Osprey Aura 65 AG backpack
  • Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Flame 22 sleeping bag
  • Therm-a-rest ProLite Plus or Z-Lite Sol sleeping pad
  • GoPro Hero 5 Black + pole & chest mounts
  • GSI Outdoors Dual Minimalist cook set
  • MSR Pocket Rocket & fuel
  • Black Diamond Storm headlamp & Alpine Carbon Cork trekking poles
  • Sawyer products mini filter
  • Starbucks VIA packets

I still need to buy some dry sacks, sock liners, and little things to complete my gear list. It’ll be amazing to see what I still have once I get to Maine!