6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Author Jeffrey Ryan took 28 years to hike the Appalachian Trail. Along the way, he kept meticulous notes and shot wonderful film, then digital shots of his journey. Please join us on December 14th to hear behind-the-scenes stories of Jeff’s humorous and eventful tale from his highly acclaimed first book: Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike on America’s Trail.
Jeff will also talk about his newly released 2nd book: Blazing Ahead; Benton Mackaye, Myron Avery, and the Rivalry That Built the Appalachian Trail. Jeff traveled the country researching the unlikely partnership and rivalry between two men who dreamed of, and then created the AT – an undisputed national treasure.
Copies of Appalachian Odyssey and Blazing Ahead will be available for purchase and the author would be delighted to sign copies.
More about Our Speaker
Jeff Ryan has hiked a number of long-distance trails including the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and the New England National Scenic Trail. His perspectives on the evolution of hiking equipment and the history of hiking add depth to his lectures. He has appeared in hundreds of venues throughout the United States.