November 17, 2010
New Book Describes Alumna's Record-Setting 2,175 Mile Hike
Samford Classics alumna Jennifer Pharr Davis ‘04 has published an adventure memoir describing her record-setting 2,175 mile hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2008. Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail explores Davis' physical and emotional transformation through the grueling 57 day, 8 hour journey.
For her Appalachian Trail record Davis was named 2008 Outdoor Person of the Year by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine. To date, she has hiked more than 9,000 miles of long distance trails on six continents and hold endurance records on the Appalachian Trail, Long Trail and Bibbulmun Track. She recently founded Blue Ridge Hiking Co. to make the wildnerness accessible and enjoyable through written and spoken word, instruction and guiding.