National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to visit Denali Old Saybrook
On Friday, May 11th, 2018, Denali Old Saybrook will host athlete, author, speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the store from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM and is free and open to the public.
Jennifer Pharr Davis has logged over 14,000 miles on six different continents, including thru-hikes of the Pacific Crest Trail, the Colorado Trail, Vermont’s Long Trail, numerous trails in Europe, and the Appalachian Trail three times. In 2011, Jennifer wanted to test her physical limits. With the help of her husband Brew and a dedicated group of friends, she set the fastest known time (male or female) on the “A.T.” by hiking 47 miles a day for 46 days straight. (That’s the distance between Old Saybrook and Bridgeport!)
Jennifer will be sharing slides and stories, answering questions, and reading excerpts from her new book The Pursuit of Endurance (Viking). Publisher’s Weekly says, “this inspiring work (is) at times reminiscent of the writings of such travel memoirists as Cheryl Strayed and Bill Bryson (and) could become a regular companion for distance hikers or, indeed, for anyone embarking on a personal challenge.”
Jennifer will also be selling and signing books after the program. For her adventures, she has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, ESPN, and the CBS Early Show. She is founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company (www.blueridgehikingco.com), an Asheville, North Carolina-based guiding service whose mission is “to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable through the written and spoken word, instruction and guiding.”
Mionetto Prosecco will be on hand to do a tasting of their new Bollicini wine during the evening as well.