Green Mountain National Forest adds 2,100 acres

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 […]

Interview with the Round Hill AT Festival Team

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. 

The 100-year trail — AT Celebrates 100th birthday

Photo of Appalachian Trail near Duncannon, Pennsylvania. ©2017, www.JeffRyanAuthor.com

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.

Three Maine Hermit Stories

Stories about three of Maine’s most famous hermits.
Where did they come from? Why did they choose a life of solitude?

Podcast on MindDogTV

I recently joined host Matt Luppo on his MindDogTV podcast to discuss my books and my Voices of the Wilderness video documentary series.

Kindle vision of “Hermit” now available

Hermit book, chapter one

“Hermit” is now available in Kindle format and can be read on smartphones, tablets and computers using the free Kindle Reader app.

Kindle Unlimited members can read the book free.

We will weather this

Thirty-eight years ago, in the midst of an unrelenting 16-day storm, I discovered the value of taking the long view.

Better days are ahead if we persevere.

Read the Remarkable Story Behind Hermit

In Search of Jim Whyte

Read the story behind the story of the mysterious Jim Whyte of Monson, Maine.

My new 30-page book details how I discovered the legend of Whyte, how I went about writing the book and includes a free excerpt.

Available in Apple, Kindle and paperback formats.

How to eat healthier on the trail

Cooking in the backcountry

Time was when eating healthy food on the trail was a lot more work than it was worth.

But with more companies meeting the demand for more flavorful, less processed foods, it’s easier to carry even green, leafy vegetables into the backcountry than ever before.