Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, speaker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year who has covered over 14,000 miles of trails on foot on six different continents. In 2011, she covered the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days, eleven hours and twenty minutes, setting the (then) fastest known time record on the AT.
An expert in long-distance backpacking, Jennifer has written five books, including four guidebooks and two memoirs. She’s also written articles for and appeared in mainstream publications and shows. As a professional speaker, she shares her trail adventures with a range of audiences across the U.S. As founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, a guiding service, she strives to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable for hikers of all ages, genders, and abilities. She has served as a board member for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and an ambassador for the American Hiking Society.
Jennifer lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband Brew and their two children.