Join us as author, speaker, hiker, Jennifer Pharr Davis, discusses her new book, Called Again. She will recount stories of hardship and joy from her 46-day record hike on the Appalachian Trail. While her athletic accomplishment- averaging 47 miles per day- was impressive, audience members may be more captivated by Jen's positive attitude and her husband's unconditional support than by her ability to overcome shin splints, sleet, and sickness. Called Again is not a boastful retelling of a record attempt, but a testament that the wilderness is available to everyone at every phase of life. As Jennifer likes to say, the value of a journey is not found in how far or how fast one travels but in the lessons learned, the relationships formed, and the memories made along the way.
Jennifer is a 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. She has trekked over 12,000 miles on six different continents and currently holds the overall record on the Appalachian Trail, having completed the 2,181 mile trail in 46 days. Her best-known book is entitled, Becoming Odyssa.