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Author Jeff Ryan

Author Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan brought his refreshing blend of insights, humor, history and geology into the WSKI studio. You can’t walk 8,000 miles without developing a unique view of the world and an ability to find complete contentment along the way. Ryan does it with entertaining flare.  

Arnold Trail Historical Society reps visit WSKI

Arnold Trail Historical Society reps visit WSKI

After years of trying to track someone down to be on our Mountain Report show to talk about this historical event that happened so ‘long ago’ but not at all ‘far away’, we found two locals who are part of the ATHS, Kenny Wing & Rocky Freeman, right under our noses! The story of Benedict […]

More on Hiking Bigelow via the Appalachian Trail

A few years ago when we made a commitment to bringing local information to our viewers to make their stay in the Maine High Peaks Region the best it can be, two of the first videos produced by our intrepid “Lonely Hiker” were for hikes on the AT at either end of the Bigelow Range. At […]

Burnt Mountain Hike

Burnt Mountain Hike

Click here for a video hike up Snow Mtn located just below the Chain of Ponds area in Franklin County.  Snow mountain is a great wilderness hike with a very rewarding summit view via the old fire tower. If you like fishing….well… bring your pole… that’s all we’re saying.

WSKI Local Waterfall Tour

The Maine High Peaks are full of unique natural areas. The local waterfalls can make a great destination for a picnic, a quick hike or just enjoying the beauty of the area.  In this short video we take you along to just a few of the hidden gems that can be found right here in […]

Take a Hike! Mt. Blue

There’s no mistaking Mt. Blue. It’s cone shape and tower on the top can be seen most anywhere in Franklin county. Located in the Mt. Blue State Park, Mt. Blue is a short but moderatly difficult hike with very rewarding views from the summit.

Appalachian Trail 75th Celebration at Sugarloaf

Some highlights and words from the Appalachian Trail conservancy’s executive director on August 18th. The 75th anniversary celebration of the completion of the Appalachian Trail, held at Sugarloaf was a great success. The trail runs right through the western mountains of Maine and there are tons of spots to take advantage of the trail. Folks from […]

Take a Hike! Kibby Mountain

Kibby Mountain (3654 ft) is located north of Flagstaff Lake, east of Chain of Ponds and just south of the Canadian boarder. The trail to the summit is 2.5 miles long and takes approx 1.5 hrs to reach the summit. Before you head out for the trailhead make sure you’ve got plenty of gas and supplies […]

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust: Bonney Point Trails

“Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving natural areas, scenic beauty, critical wildlife habitat and the cultural heritage that make this region of our state so special.” -rlht.org One of the ways for the public to enjoy the hard work accomplished by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is by […]

Take a Hike! Tumbledown Mtn.

Looking for something to do? Love the Outdoors? Last weeks warm weather get you all fired up for warm weather activities? Well, your in luck. A great “springtime” hike or first hike of the season is Tumbledown mtn just north of Weld in Franklin county.  We took the Brook trail up to the summit of […]