Hickory – Jennifer Pharr Davis will be at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Thursday, November 15, at 6:30pm. Davis is a hiker, author, speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year who has covered over 14,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents. Davis will talk about her latest book released in April 2018. Her new book, Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience, focuses on unlocking the secret to maximizing perseverance both on and off the trail. Davis’ program will end with audience questions and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

Jennifer Pharr Davis has written five books, including three North Carolina guidebooks and two hiking memoirs called Becoming Odyssa and Called Again. She has also written articles for Blue Ridge Outdoors and Trail Runner magazines and has contributed to articles in Backpacker, Men’s Journal, and National Geographic Adventure.

Jennifer Pharr Davis is the founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company (www.blueridgehikingco.com), a guiding service that strives “to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable” for hikers of all ages, genders, and ability levels. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and their daughter.

The program with Jennifer Pharr Davis is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 304-0500 ext. 7235. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block.

Jennifer Pharr Davis