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.
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.
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
Published Jun 20, 2013.
Scott Jurek ran, walked, crawled & dragged his butt from Georgia to Maine faster than all assisted Appalachian Trail hikers. But, did he shatter the record?
Do you remember attending any of these 2013 Appalachian Trail events? Many of made lifelong friends at them.
Long-distance runner & super-hero Scott Jurek seeks his "masterpiece" accomplishment: breaking the speed-hike record of the Appalachian Trail.
Published Aug 18, 2014. Joe "String Bean" McConaughy broke the record for the fastest supported hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 53 days, 6 hours & 37 minutes.
Published Jan 13, 2017. The generosity of retailer L.L. Bean will benefit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Teens to Trails, and Maine Huts and Trails in 2017, among others.
Scott Jurek's Appalachian Trail run to Katahdin will end today, Day 46, July 12, 2015. Fueled by a plant-based diet and the loving care of his wife, Jenny.
Scott Jurek has two days to break Jennifer Pharr Davis's 46-day record for running the entire Appalachian Trail. Scott is 135 miles away. Will he make it?
Jennifer Pharr Davis will teach her second Appalachian Trail Institute in Hot Springs, NC, at Laughing Heart Lodge from January 20-14, 2016.