Author and avid hiker Jennifer Pharr-Davis will speak at both King College and the Bristol Public Library on Monday, Dec. 3, as part of the Buechner Institute Lecture Series.
A graduate of Samford University, Pharr-Davis completed her first Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2005 at 21 years old.
Since then, she has hiked more than 11,000 miles on six continents, completing the Pacific Crest Trail, Colorado Trail, Long Trail, Foothills Trail, Bibbulmun Track, Inca Trail, a summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and others.
Her adventure memoir, “Becoming Odyssa,” follows Pharr-Davis during her travels on the Appalachian Trail. With every step she takes,Pharr-Davis transitions from an over-confident college graduate to a student of the trail, braving situations she never imagined before her thru-hike.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.