North Cascades from Pacific Crest Trail, circa 1983. ©www.JeffRyanAuthor.com Forty years ago, I spent a glorious six months under the sun and stars. We (my Pacific Crest Trail hiking partners and me) slept on the ground every night except one and employed the tent only when common sense dictated. Our playgrounds were the deserts and […]
Nine tips for preparing your gear for backcountry adventures.
Really enjoyed my wide-ranging chat with Jay Barone of The Curiosity Chamber podcast about the importance of green space and getting outdoors as it relates to our well-being.
I had a great time discussing the history of the AT with host Stefan Van Norden of the Nature Revisited podcast.
The new acquisition includes a variety of streams and bogs. (US Forest Service photo.) The Trust for Public Land has facilitated the purchase of over 2,100 acres in southern Vermont in proximity to the Appalachian Trail. The forest land adjoining existing Green Mountain National Forest lands includes 688 acres in northeast Pownal, 1,251 acres in […]
I had a wonderful interview with the organizers of the upcoming Round Hill Appalachian Trail festival about my newest book. I look forward to taking part in the festival again this year on June 11th, where I’ll be sharing secrets about eating healthy meals on the trail, planning trips, and more.
This year the Appalachian Trail marks its first century in existence. Holly Kays wrote a wonderful piece contrasting the story of the iconic trail’s origin and life on the trail today in the Smoky Mountain News.
Stories about three of Maine’s most famous hermits.
Where did they come from? Why did they choose a life of solitude?
I recently joined host Matt Luppo on his MindDogTV podcast to discuss my books and my Voices of the Wilderness video documentary series.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy urges hikers to postpone their thru-hikes or section hikes effective immediately
On March 17, 2020, Sandra Marra, President & CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy posted an open letter urging hikers to postpone AT hikes due to concerns related to the Coronavirus.