Female Appalachian Trail record holder to speak and hike in the Greenbelt – Wednesday, August 9

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Registration for this event is at base of this post.

Jennifer Pharr Davis, the first woman to set a record for the fastest thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail, will speak at the Greenbelt Nature Center on Wednesday, August 9 at 4pm.

In 2011, Pharr Davis set the unofficial record for the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with a time of 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes, an average of 47 miles (76 km) a day, a record she held for four years until July 12, 2015, when Scott Jurek finished 3 hours and 12 minutes faster.

Ms. Davis and her husband, Brew Davis, offer insights and tips for hiking with children, demonstrate interactive outdoor activities and games, and then lead a short trail hike. This event is based on their new book, Families on Foot: Urban Hikes to Backyard Treks and National Park Adventures (Falcon Guides, March 2017). Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Following the Families on Foot portion of the event, Jennifer will offer a presentation, “Lessons Learned Along the Appalachian Trail.” During this talk geared towards adult adventurers, Jennifer will talk about her own journey to sustainability and the health benefits of nature, then will facilitate a question and answer session.

This free program is sponsored by generous funding from Councilmember Joseph Borelli. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is here:

Families on Foot

Appalachian Trail Talk