Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director


I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit... But it sometimes happens that I cannot easily shake off the village. The thought of some work will run in my head and I am not where my body is — I am out of my senses. In my walks I would fain return to my senses. What business have I in the woods, if I am thinking of something out of the woods?
Henry David Thoreau
Hiker, Philosopher

Like Thoreau, I have thankfully discovered the role hiking plays in allowing me to shake off the unimportant and vexing aspects of the daily grind. In other words, the outdoors in general and trail in particular, are where I find peace and reconnection. It follows that because hiking has given so much to me that I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned to help inspire others to get out and find their own adventures. It is my hope that you find the following pieces useful for planning trips, having fun on the trail, and inspiring others, too!

How to eat healthier on the trail

Nutritious hiking foods are easier to take with you than ever before