Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year who has covered over 14,000 miles of long-distance trails on six different continents. Jennifer has written six books, articles for the New York Times, Outside magazine, Backpacker, and Trail Runner, and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR's Talk of the Nation and the CBS Early Show. Her new book The Pursuit of Endurance has been called "a captivating narrative guidebook that will inspire readers to test their own limits, on the trail and off" (Kirkus Reviews).
Jennifer is a professional speaker who has shared her trail adventures across the United States and Europe. She is founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, a guiding service that strives "to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable" for hikers of all ages, genders, and ability levels. Jennifer lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband Brew, their five-year-old daughter, Charley, and their one-year-old son Gus. Book sale and signing will follow the presentation.