6/4/2014 - National Geographic Adventurer

An Evening with 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
 Farioly Program Room

 In 2011, two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis wanted to test her limits. With the support of her husband Brew and a dedicated group of volunteers dubbed the "Pit Crew," Jen hiked, stumbled, and sometimes crawled the 2,181 mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days (an average of 47 miles per day), becoming the fastest person to hike the trail and the first woman to ever set the mark. 

But Jen's story is not about records or numbers; it's about endurance, faith, and most of all, love. She will speak about the many challenges and lessons that present themselves along the trail, showing colorful slides from over 12,000 miles of long-distance hiking which she has completed on six different continents. 

Copies of her new book, "Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph," will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation. 

The program is free. Registration is strongly encouraged online at danburylibrary.org, or call 203-797-4527. For more information call the Community Relations office at 203-796-8061.

Program Partners: L.L. Bean, Crowne Plaza Danbury, Tarrywile Park, Danbury Library