Jennifer Pharr Davis

2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

An Afternoon with Appalachian Trail Endurance Hiker

Ridgecroft Parents and Teacher Organization is proud to present to students in Grades 3-12, "An Afternoon with Appalachian Trail Endurance Hiker, Jennifer Pharr Davis."


Jennifer Pharr Davis has hiked over 12,000 miles of long distance trails. She has trekked on six different continents and in 2011, she became the first woman to claim the endurance record on the Appalachian Trail, hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes for an astounding average of nearly 47 miles per day.


Jennifer 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.


Jennifer lives in Asheville with her husband Brew and their one-year-old daughter, Charley. She is founder and owner of the Blue Ridge Hiking Company.

An Afternoon With Jennifer

Friday, Feb. 14th, 1pm

420 NC Hwy 11 N , Ahoskie, NC 27910

The event will start at 1:05 pm. Parents of Ridgecroft students are invited to attend.


Jennifer will be on hand after the presentation to sign copies of her books, which will be available for purchase.

Jennifer Pharr Davis - Hiker Bio