Appalachian Trail

Photographer Joshua Niven Hikes and Photographs the 2,181 Mile Appalachian Trail

A few months ago we interviewed CMD client Joshua Niven, nature enthusiast, artist and photographer about his creative photo and adventure project. Joshua and crew recently embarked on a 6 month project to complete and document the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail. They finished the challenge and now have a wonderful photographic collection in hand for  The Thru-Project; a photo narrative book that captures the journey and experience of this lifetime achievement. Part of this books proceeds will be donated for A.T. conservation.

Appalachian Trail
CMD asked Joshua, Why did you take on this remarkable challenge?

Joshua: “A huge portion of who I am, as a person and as an artist, happened in recent years while hiking on the Appalachian Trail (AT) . I finally decided that it was time for me to give back and I am doing so by creating a photo narrative unlike anything EVER created before on the Appalachian Trail. We put the cutting edge of photographic equipment, experience, and process into this project and the end result will be nothing short of breathtaking. Twenty-five percent of our proceeds from the publication and gallery showings will be annually donated to the AT to help with conservancy forever!”
Trail Sign


This image of Mount Katahdin was also taken from Nesuntabunt Mountain in the evening! Someone is on the shore of the lake with a head lamp on..Can you see them?

joshua Niven Hiking on the Appalachain trail

Stairs, rain and more stairs! Maine is beautiful but quite slippery and dangerous! Obstacles like these are everywhere!


Portrait of a hiker… Samba

thru project

This image was taken around 4 am on the hike up Mount Katahdin shortly after breaching the tree line.

Thru-6 cave break
Josh Niven Selfie

Joshua Niven Self Portrait

You can check out the project and fundraising campaign at