Author, athlete brings experiences to Paseo Verde Library event

Jen Pharr Davis has logged more than 12,000 miles on trails on six continents

HENDERSON, Nev. – Trail runner and author Jen Pharr Davis will present “Called Again,” an account of determination and perseverance during her 46-day record on the Appalachian Trail and also the title of her most recent book, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway in Henderson just south of the 215 Beltway.

Davis, who was chosen as the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, has logged more than 12,000 miles over six continents, including thru-hikes of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, the 485-mile Colorado Trail, the 275-mile Long Trail in Vermont, numerous European trails and the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail three times. To test her limits, in 2011, Davis – with the help of her husband Brew and dedicated friends – set the fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail by a male or female by hiking 47 miles a day for 46 days straight.

Davis, who lives in Asheville, North Carolina, will be sharing slides and stories, answering questions and reading excerpts from her book, “Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph,” during the Henderson Libraries event. Davis will also sell and sign copies of her book.

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