2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  10/7/2014

Jennifer Pharr Davis Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome athlete, author, speaker and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. During her presentation Jennifer will share slides and stories, answer questions and read excerpts from her book, which Kirkus Reviews calls “an inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment.” Books will be available for sale following her presentation. The presentation and is free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 11 • 2:00 p.m.
East Bend Library

Jennifer has logged over 12,000 miles on six different continents, including thru-hikes of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, the 485-mile Colorado Trail, the 275-mile Long Trail in Vermont, numerous trails in Europe and the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail three times. In 2011, Jennifer wanted to test her physical limits and with the help of her husband Brew and a dedicated group of friends, she set the fastest known time (male or female) on the “A.T.” by hiking 47 miles a day for 46 days straight.

Jennifer has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, ESPN, and the CBS Early Show. She is founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company (, an Asheville, North Carolina-based guiding service whose mission is “to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable through the written and spoken word, instruction and guiding.”

For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032 or visit People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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