Amber grew up surrounded by animals on a small farm in upstate New York, and her love for animals inspired her career as a licensed veterinary technician. She adopted Ariel more than 10 years ago, and together these best friends have hiked mountains all over New York State and became members of various mountain clubs, including the Adirondack 46ers, Catskill 3500ers, Saranac Lake 6ers, and the Tupper Lake Triad. When they’re not out hiking, Amber and Ariel can be found camping, kayaking, paddleboarding, and traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada. Ariel is also a member of Therapy Dogs International. Follow Amber and Ariel on Instagram at @ambpitch.