Blazing Ahead book review in Appalachia Journal

Photo of Appalachia Journal Winter/Spring 2018 cover

It is not surprising that an enterprise as monumental as a 2,190-mile hiking trail would be fraught with challenges: conceptual, physical, political, and financial. Blend in strong personalities, deeply held beliefs, and competing interests, and you’ve got yourself quite a story. Jeffrey Ryan has written a tightly researched, well-crafted book that will interest both hiking […]

Blazing Ahead interview on 207

Author Jeffrey Ryan discusses his book Blazing Ahead on TV show "207"

I was thrilled to join Rob Caldwell and Amanda Hill from WCSH6 TV’s award-winning show 207, broadcast from their studio in Portland, Maine. It is especially gratifying because I grew up less than 10 miles from the station, which has almost always been a part of my life. Of course, Rob, Amanda, and the crew […]

Nice review of Blazing Ahead by The Conway Daily Sun

Photo of White Birch Books, North Conway, New Hampshire. ©2017 www.JeffRyanAuthor.com

I visited North Conway, New Hampshire last week, where I had a chance to be interviewed by intrepid hiker, Ed Parsons. Old hikers usually get along famously, which was certainly the case here. Ed writes a great weekly article about day hikes in the White Mountains for The Conway Daily Sun and had recently finished […]