An evening with Jennifer Pharr Davis

An evening with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Aug 18, 2018 12:00 am

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Country Club of Sapphire Valley

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis to visit Jackson County Sapphire, North Carolina - On Saturday, August 18 local non-profit Friends of Panthertown will host athlete, author, speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at the County Club of Sapphire Valley from 5:30 - 7:30pm. General admission and VIP tickets will be available beginning May 1. 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. 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 (, 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.” For more information about the program, please visit www.panthertown.orgor contact Friends of Panthertown at (828) 269-HIKE (4453) or VIP tickets which include reserved premium seating and a special Panthertown adventure package will be available beginning May 1. The mission of Friends of Panthertown is to work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to conserve this outstanding natural resource while improving the quality and experience of recreational opportunities in Panthertown Valley. Friends of Panthertown is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

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