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An Evening with Appalachian Trail Endurance Hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis

In 2011, two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis wanted to test her limits. With the support of her husband Brew and a dedicated group of volunteers dubbed the "Pit Crew," she hiked, stumbled, and sometimes crawled the 2,181 mile A.T. in 46 days (an average of 47 miles per day), becoming the fastest person to hike the trail and the first woman to ever set the mark. 

But Jen's story is not about records or numbers; it's about endurance, faith, and most of all, love. She will be speaking about the many challenges and lessons that present themselves along the trail, showing slides from the over 12,000 miles of long-distance hiking that she has completed on six different continents and answering questions about her hiking exploits, which have garnered attention from news sources like the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR's Talk of the Nation and the CBS Morning Show.  

After her presentation, Jen will be signing copies of her new book Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph. Kirkus Reviews has called her book "an inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment" and legendary ultrarunner and bestselling author Scott Jurek has said, "Jennifer Pharr Davis reminds us why we keep going back to the wild, and how each time we get a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us." Join us for what is sure to be an exciting and inspiring presentation from this world class athlete and wilderness adventurer.

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  • Kelly S.

    We've hosted three talks from AT through-hikers now; each one very different. Jennifer's talk was inspiring! Girl power!

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Lissa B.

    Awesome. Wonderful opportunity to heard this amazing woman speak and share her story. I could have stayed for hours.

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So glad I was able to make this event, so inspiring!

    January 11, 2014

  • Dana

    I just read her "Adventures On The Appalachian Trail". Anyone wanting to share a ride?

    December 10, 2013

    • Kelly S.

      Dana, where will you be traveling from?

      December 10, 2013

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