Called Again: An Evening with Appalachian Trail Endurance Hiker and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis

Friday August 16, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

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 rugged 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail 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.

Join us as Jennifer Pharr Davis (the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer Of The Year) discusses the many challenges and lessons that presented themselves along the trail of this difficult hike. She will share photos from the over 12,000 miles of long-distance hiking that she has completed on six different continents and will also answer questions about her hiking exploits. After her presentation, Jennifer will sign copies of her new book Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph, which Kirkus Reviews has called "an inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment." Copies of her book will be for sale at the event.

This is sure to be an exciting and inspiring presentation from this world class athlete and wilderness adventurer.



Sounds so inspiring.

for those who like Bill Bryson

As a very experienced hiker, it sounds like her experience was very different than the one Bill Bryson described in A Walk in the Woods, which is great to listen to as an audiobook. I look forward to seeing this talk!

sounds good

sounds good


Jennifer Pharr Davis is proof that women can and are great athletes, sometimes even better than men. Humans first developed our physical strengths for walking long distances, so to measure a person's physical strength by how far they can walk and how fast is ideal.


i totally agree

that's true

that's true

She is awesome!

She is awesome!


Looks really awesome!!!


Looks great! I'll definitely have to pop down there on my break tonight. Wish I could stay for the whole thing!