Author, speaker, record setter, and National Geographic adventurer of the year, Jennifer Pharr Davis comes to Marbles IMAX to launch a the new documentary Into America's WIld. Jennifer, a North Carolina native, knows a thing or two about overcoming fear, challenges and other people's expectations. After graduating college in 2005, Jennifer wasn't sure what to do with her life and was bugged by the fact that she had very little knowledge of nature. She hiked the entire Applachian Trail for the first time in 2005 and in 2011, she set the record for fastest completion of the Appalachian Trail in just 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes. In 2012, Jennifer continued to hike, this time while six and seven months pregnant with her daughter and continued to hike with her after she was born covering hikes in all 50 states by the time she was two. Jennifer will talk about the importance and meaning she found in hiking. Through different stages in her life, with new obstacles, she found a way to enjoy nature and hiking. In, Into America's Wild, she helps showcase the importance of the outdoors for everyone.
More about Jennifer
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.
In 2011, Jennifer covered the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail in forty-six days, eleven hours, and twenty minutes, maintaining a remarkable average of forty-seven miles per day. By doing this, she claimed the overall (male or female) fastest known time on the “A.T.” and became the first woman to set the mark.
Jennifer has also backpacked over 700 miles in her 2nd and 3rd Trimesters of Pregnancy, walked across the state of North Carolina while nursing her son, and set foot on a trail in all 50 states with her daughter. As a mother, she has also overseen substantial growth within Blue Ridge Hiking Company and elevated her career as a Speaker and Author. As such, she is a strong proponent for women receiving the support they need to excel in the outdoors and workplace.