Dahlonega, Georgia
Southern Gateway to the Appalachian Trail


Authors will be signing their books from
10:00-6:00 on Saturday and 11:00-5:00 Sunday
Hancock Park

Jennifer Pharr-Davis

Saturday TBA
Sunday TBA

Hancock Park Main Stage

Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year who has covered over 14,000 miles of long
Jennifer Pharr Davis
distance trails on six different continents.

Jennifer has written six books, articles for the New York Times, Outside magazine, Backpacker, and Trail Runner, and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR's Talk of the Nation and the CBS Early Show. Her new book The Pursuit of Endurance (Viking) came out in April of 2018 and has been called "a captivating narrative guidebook that will inspire readers to test their own limits, on the trail and off" (Kirkus Reviews).

Jennifer is a professional speaker who has shared her trail adventures across the United States and Europe. She is founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, a guiding service that strives "to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable" for hikers of all ages, genders, and ability levels. Jennifer lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband Brew and their five-year-old daughter Charley and their one-year-old son Gus.

Jennifer Pharr Davis

Author of:
The Pursuit of Endurance
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Updated on May 19, 2018