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Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

Finding the Trail Home 

North Cascades from Pacific Crest Trail, circa 1983. ©www.JeffRyanAuthor.com

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 […]

Hiking and Mental Health

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. 

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.