Jennifer Pharr Davis Speaks at LL Bean's Mother Ship

Published Jun 30, 2013


Jennifer Pharr Davis -- the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2012 -- ran the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in record time.

She completed the 2,181 jog by averaging 47-miles per day for 46 days, back in 2011.

Since then she's really been travelling.

Jennifer is on a book-signing tour promoting her epistles, Becoming Odyssa and her newly released, Called Again.

On Friday, June 28, 2013, she'll semi-magically appear in the coolest indoor/outdoor place of all: LL Bean's "Flagship store's" camping atrium -- aka "The Mother Ship."

Where is the Mother Ship? Freeport. No, not the warm Freeport. Freeport, Maine. The one on Casco Bay, about 125 miles from beautiful downtown Monson.

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Freeport's population? Just under 8,000 in 2010 -- roughly the same number of people in your average traffic jam in your average large city where moose do not lurk on the highways.

JPD will share her truly incredibly tales at 4 PM and 7 PM. Nothing else this exciting could possibly be happening at the same time in Freeport, imho.

OK, maybe a wedding might keep you away. But if you go to hear Jennifer, you don't have to bring a gift or run into you-know-who with his you-know-what.

So, if you're anywhere nearby, head to the Mother Ship and spend an hour with a world-class adventurer. She might inspire a little adventure in your life too.


  • Drive to Freeport, Maine
  • Look for the giant boot -- the kind Leon Leonwood Bean invented to keep toes dry and toasty in (hello?) Maine.
  • Stop
  • Park
  • Go inside
  • Have fun

LL Bean Mother Ship Info

Tags: Tourism, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Appalachian Trail, Hiking, Hiking Gear, News, US Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Clubs, Maine Appalachian Trail Club, and Appalachian Mountain Club

About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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