Appalachian Trail Books
by Jeffrey Ryan
And then there were two! On the strength of the response of Appalachian Odyssey, I was compelled to write a second Appalachian Trail book. Blazing Ahead, to be published by the Appalachian Mountain Club, will be out in September, 2017 and is available for preorder now (see below). Thank you everyone for your ongoing support. I hope to see you at a signing or on the trail soon.
A decidedly different account of life on the trail.
28 years and 2,100 miles in the making, Appalachian Odyssey is a travelogue rich in history, visual beauty and storytelling
that appeals to the adventurer inside each of us.
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Few know the story behind the creation of the world’s longest hiking-only trail. The proposal could have died in the pages of a journal had it not been for the efforts of many people ― including two, in particular: Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery. While the two men shared a common goal, their vastly different personalities meant it was only a matter of time before these sometimes allies, sometimes adversaries had a falling out. My latest book weaves together history and biography to bring the story of how a dreamer and a doer created a something that neither could have done had they tried to go it alone.