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Jennifer Pharr Davis
is an American long distance hiker. She currently holds the unofficial record for the fastest thru hike of the Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the AT, is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. It is approximately long...
with a time of 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes, set on July 31, 2011.
Pharr Davis lives in Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville is a city in and the county seat of Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. It is the largest city in Western North Carolina, and the 11th largest city in North Carolina. The City is home to the United States National Climatic Data Center , which is the world's largest active...
. She first hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2005 after graduating from Samford University
Samford University, founded as Howard College is a private, coeducational, Alabama Baptist Convention-affiliated university located in Homewood, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, United States. It includes the , Cumberland School of Law, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Brock School of Business, Ida V....
. In 2008, Pharr Davis set the record for the fastest Appalachian Trail hike by a woman. Pharr Davis has written two hiking guidebooks about hiking in the Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2010, Charlotte's population according to the US Census Bureau was 731,424, making it the 17th largest city in the United States based on population. The Charlotte metropolitan area had a 2009...
area, and a 2010 memoir, Becoming Odyssa