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National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year is coming to Rochester Hills

Pre-registration is required for event featuring two-time Appalachian Trail hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis,

Jennifer Pharr Davis, 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year will speak in Rochester Hills on July 16. (Photo submitted)
Jennifer Pharr Davis, 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year will speak in Rochester Hills on July 16. (Photo submitted)

Jennifer Pharr Davis, 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, will speak at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. 

In 2011, two-time Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Davis wanted to test her limits. With the support of her husband Brew and a dedicated group of volunteers dubbed the “Pit Crew,” Davis hiked, stumbled, and sometimes crawled the 2,181 mile A.T. 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. 

Because of her accomplishments, she’s been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, Guideposts Magazine, and the CBS Early Show.

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

Davis will also be answering questions about her hiking exploits. After her presentation, she will be signing copies of her new book Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph, which Kirkus Reviews has called “an inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment.” Join us for what is sure to be an exciting and inspiring presentation from this world class athlete and wilderness adventurer.

Registration is required and open to those with a Rochester Hills Public library card. To register go to the Events Calendar at www.rhpl.org or call (248)656-2900. 

The Rochester Hills Public Library is located in downtown Rochester, two blocks east of Main Street off of University Drive on Olde Towne Road. For more information, call 248-650-7124.

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