Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

What is the Tuscarora Trail?

Photo from Tuscarora Trail. ©2019 www.JeffRyanAuthor.com

Created in the 1960s as an alternative to the Appalachian Trail, the Tuscarora Trail runs 250 miles from Northern Virginia to Pennsylvania. The trail departs the AT near mile 21 of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park and rejoins the AT near Duncannon, Pennsylvania. Along the way, you hike long stretches along the Massanutten Range […]

Best backpacking trails in all 50 states

Photo of Preacher Rock, Georgia. ©2017 www.jeffryanauthor.com

Inspiring destinations to stoke your hiking dream factory If you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for new places to hike. But maybe you don’t know where to begin. Here are my suggestions for the best backpacking trails in every state. (Unless otherwise noted, photos were taken by the author — ©2021 www.JeffRyanAuthor.com.) Alabama […]

Thank you, CooloftheWild.com for the chance to guest blog

Cool of the Wild is an impressive website. It’s really more like the best outdoor magazines of yore with sections on gear, inspiration, skills, and destinations that make you want to jump up from your laptop or stick your phone in your pocket and get outside. It doesn’t get much better. Thanks to Joey and the team […]