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Long-distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis poses along the Appalachian Trail.
Jennifer Pharr Davis set the fastest known time for completing the entire Appalachian Trail by hiking 47 miles a day for 46 straight days. She will share slides and stories from her long-distance hikes and sign copies of her latest book Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood.

Powder Valley Nature Center welcomes Jennifer Pharr Davis, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, August 9

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St. Louis
Jul 18, 2019

KIRKWOOD, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Powder Valley Nature Center will host a special program, An Evening with Jennifer Pharr Davis, Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. It will feature the noted long-distance hiking athlete, author and speaker as she offers insights and inspiration acquired during her outdoor journeys. The program is free and open to the public.

In 2011, Pharr Davis set the overall fastest known time for completing the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail by hiking 47 miles a day for 46 straight days. She was awarded National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for 2012 and has logged over 14,000 miles of long distance trail hiking on six different continents.

Her extreme hiking adventures have enabled her to write articles for Outside, Backpacker and Trail Runner magazines. She has also been featured in the Washington Post, on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation and the CBS Early Show. Pharr Davis has authored three guides to hiking trails in her home state of North Carolina, among other books.

During the presentation, Pharr Davis will share slides and stories from her long-distance hikes, answer questions, and sign copies of her latest book The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience.

Seating will be limited to attend An Evening with Jennifer Pharr Davis and advanced online registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/y6mk94vt.   Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is located at 11715 Cragwold Road, near the intersection of I-270 and I-44.

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