Adventures on the Appalachian Trail: True Stories of Lightning Strikes, Stalkers, and World Records


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This past summer an incredible woman took an incredible journey on foot. That woman, Jennifer Pharr-Davis, covered the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes. No one, man or woman, has ever covered the trail more quickly. She is the author of Becoming Odyssa, an adventure memoir written after her first experience of thru-hiking the AT in 2005. Since then she has hiked over 11,000 miles of Long Distance Trails. She has trekked on 6 continents and currently holds endurance records on The Appalachian Trail, Long Trail and Bibbulmun Track. She is the owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company and was named Outdoor Person of the Year in 2008. National Geographic recently named her one of ten Adventurers of the Year 2012.

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