Called Again: An Evening with 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis
An inspiring talk with a world class athlete, wilderness adventurer and author
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," Jen 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 Davis' story is not about records or numbers; it's about endurance, faith, and most of all, love. Her new book is Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph. Kirkus Reviews calls it "an inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment."
During her library talk, Davis will speak about the many challenges and lessons that present themselves along the trail, showing slides from over 12,000 miles of long-distance hiking she has completed on six different continents. She will also be answering questions about her hiking exploits.
Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph will be available for sale and author signing after the talk.
About Jennifer Pharr Davis
Davis has authored five books, including three North Carolina guidebooks and two Appalachian Trail memoirs, Becoming Odyssa and Called Again. She has written features for Blue Ridge Outdoors and Trail Runner magazines. In 2008, Jennifer was named Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine’s Person of the Year. In 2011, her record-breaking A.T. hike won Ultrarunning Magazine’s Female Performance of the Year. And in 2012, National Geographic named her one of ten Adventurers of the Year. Davis has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, Guideposts magazine, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and the CBS Morning Show, and she has appeared on the cover of Experience Life magazine. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband Brew and their one-year-old daughter, Charley.