Join us at the Baraboo Public Library on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 PM, as Jeffrey Ryan shares his love for the Appalachian Trail (AT), its history and its lore. It took Jeffrey Ryan 28 years to finish hiking the AT with his best friend, Wayne. They tackled the AT one section at a time. Over the years, Ryan gained experience as a wilderness trekker, and immersed himself in the history and lore of the trail. His first book, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike on America’s Trail, is a record of his experiences on the trail, advice for others who would like to hike the trail, and an examination of history associated with the terrain it covers. His fascination with the Appalachian Trail led him to further explore the history of the trail’s establishment, resulting in the book, Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery, and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail. Ryan will discuss his experiences with the AT and the process of writing his books. He will also be on hand after his presentation to sign copies of his books that will be available for purchase.
For more information, contact the Baraboo Public Library at (608) 356-6166.