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Hiking Program with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Dover Public Library
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Contact: Susan Dunker 603-516-6050 s.dunker@dover.nh.gov

Jennifer Pharr Davis will make a return visit to the Dover Public Library, promoting her new book due out in April 2018 called "The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience".

Jennifer Pharr Davis grew up in the North Carolina Mountains, where she developed a love for hiking at a young age. At age twenty-one, Jennifer hiked the entire Appalachian Trail as a solo female and fell in love with long-distance backpacking.

Since then, Jennifer has hiked more than 13,000 miles on six different continents, with North American hikes including the Pacific Crest Trail, Vermont's Long Trail, and the Colorado Trail, and completed three thru-hikes on the Appalachian Trail. She has hiked and traveled on six continents; some of the highlights include Mount Kilimanjaro, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and the 600-mile Bibbulmun Track in Australia.

In the summer of 2011, Jennifer set the overall record holder for both women and men. Jennifer is the first woman to hold the overall title.

Jennifer is a 2012 National Geographic Top Adventurer of the Year nominee for her record-breaking thru-hike, has been on CNN, The Early Show, NPR numerous times, and was featured in Fitness Magazine and Shape Magazine, among others. Jennifer has also written for The New York Times, Outside.com, Trail Runner magazine, and is a frequent contributor to Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. Jennifer lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and two children. She is the owner and founder of Blue Ridge Hiking Co.

Location: Lecture Hall