Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

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My new book traces the path from Frederick Law Olmsted’s first wanderings in Yosemite to the signing of The Wilderness Act in 1964. Along the way, we meet well-known advocates for America’s lands and waters including Gifford Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt, and Aldo Leopold. But importantly, we also meet many lesser-known people who gave their all to protect forests and wilderness areas before they would be gone forever and ensured that all Americans would retain the benefits of ownership.

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Appalachian Odyssey 2022

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The critically acclaimed story about the journey of a lifetime is now available signed by the author with your message of choice. Over 80 color photos make each trip come alive. A great gift!

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