Date(s) - 12/29/2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Author Jeffrey H. Ryan will be at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire to share excerpts from his newest book, Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail, which was published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books.
Blazing Ahead tells the story of how the legendary footpath was envisioned and built, largely through the efforts of the visionary Benton MacKaye and the incredibly driven Myron Avery. The Great Depression and the rapid adoption of the automobile both threatened to derail the project at critical junctures. Yet, both men contributed mightily to the project’s ultimate success.
Copies of Blazing Ahead and the author’s first book, Appalachian Odyssey, will be available for purchase and signing.