Jennifer Pharr Davis on Tour

PharrDavisJennifer - From her websiteWhat is Jennifer Davis going to do after she became the fastest person on the Appalachian Trail? Go on tour and show others how to have a good experience on the A.T.

Jennifer (may I call her Jennifer?) is going on a winter Tour to help others get on the trail.


Her first stop is at Diamond Brand Outdoors on Sunday, January 8th from 1 pm – 5 pm

Here’s what the press release says:

This comprehensive, one-day clinic will help aspiring Appalachian Trail hikers to better prepare for their time on the trail. Workshop topics will include: gear, trip planning, nutrition, physical and mental preparation. The class is geared toward aspiring thru-hikers, but is also recommended for those wanting to experience the trail through day hiking and section hiking.

What to Bring: Pen, paper, comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothes and snacks.

What’s included:
Snacks and a Diamond Brand coupon for 20% off your purchase (boats excluded)

Cost: $20/person, but buy a copy of Becoming Odyssa between now and January 8th and receive $10 off your ticket (a coupon will be provided)

1 pm – 2:30 pm: Hiking Overview and Gear Planning: Trail Specifics, Resupply Options, Nutrition, and Mental and Physical Preparation

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Field Trip. We will end the workshop by first making a quick stop by Ingles to talk about hiking foods and trail nutrition and then we will conclude with a 2 mile hike at Fletcher Park to physically test gear, and talk about training. This will give participants the chance to test new gear, learn some trail hiking tips, practice some beneficial hiking exercises, and GET OUTDOORS!!!

5 pm – until: Arrive back at the store before it closes to conclude workshop and allow participants to purchase gear.  Brew Davis will talk about his new book coming out about their hike, and Jen will do a talk to launch her tour.

The day will be topped off with a Meet and Greet with Jennifer and Brew where they will be talking about hiking as a New Year’s resolution and will tell stories from hikes around the globe as well as share their favorite local hikes. This free event starts at 5:00pm at Diamond Brand and is open to all. The more the merrier.
For more information or to register, contact Jennifer at

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