Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

Appalachian Odyssey

Three decades and 2,100 miles in the making, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28 Year Hike on America’s Trail is a travelogue rich in history, visual beauty and storytelling that appeals to the adventurer inside each of us.

When two friends went for a one-day hike in Maine in 1985, they had no idea they were actually starting a 2,100 mile, 28-year adventure. Inspired by the author’s trail journals, Appalachian Odyssey is not a “how to” guide, but an enduring story told through a refreshing blend of history, photography and wit. This Appalachian Trail book is an uplifting reminder that the most meaningful accomplishments in life rarely happen overnight, but are achieved by making steady progress toward our goals. (Published by Down East Books. First edition: July, 2016.)

Includes over 80 color photographs taken by the author and profile maps that bring the Trail to life.


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