Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

Nice interview with 203 Travel Challenges

I recently had a great interview with the folks from 203Travel Challenges, who took their inspirational book of the same name and springboarded it into a wonderful travel website that makes you want to lace up your traveling shoes. I am grateful for the opportunity to help inspire people to get out onto hiking trails […]

The First Hike

Photo of spring flowers in woods

It’s been an excruciating few weeks here in Maine. And I only have myself to blame. I fall for it every year. You’d think that coming up on six decades of going through this would make me older and wiser. But so far, I’m just older. The problem is, of course, the promise of spring. […]

Then there’s the self-reliance part … Why I Hike

I was signing books one night when a woman walked up to the table and simply asked, “But, why do you do it?” I briefly considered saying, “Read the book”, but a more thoughtful answer came forth instead. “To be self-reliant and free.”, I said. How true it is. Hiking and mountaineering have given me […]