Hiking the Journey: Dennis and Jane Blanchard’s Adventures on the Trail

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Host Doug McCabe, curator of Manuscript Collections at Ohio University's Alden Library sits down with husband and wife Dennis and Jane Blanchard who have both recently published books about their trail excursions.

Dennis wrote Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the Heart on the Appalachian Trail. He tells his story about his hike on the Appalachian Trail, and his sudden heart issues that prompted him to pause his trip and onto 300 days of recovery from heart bypass surgery.

Jane V. Blanchard's book Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino is a retelling of the stories Blanchard heard along the way from thirty different women on her hike on the pilgrimage Camino de Santiago in 2011. Five hundred miles from Barcelona to Spain, Blanchard takes a journey with a plethora of storytellers.