Trek it out: Hiker and Author Jennifer Pharr Davis to Speak at Virginia Beach Public Library

Friday, August 03, 2018

​Author Jennifer Pharr Davis, who has hiked more than 14,000 miles of long-distance trails on six different continents, will share excerpts from her new book, "The Pursuit of Endurance," Monday, Aug. 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd. She will also share photos and stories from her adventures and answer questions from the audience. Ideal for adults, teens and families with school-aged children, the event is free and open to the public. Register to attend at

Pharr Davis was named National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year in 2012. She has written six books, articles for The New York Times and Outside, Backpacker and Trail Runner magazines, and has spoken on national radio and TV programs. She is also founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, a guide service that strives "to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable" for hikers of all ages, genders and ability levels.

Following her talk, Pharr Davis will sign copies of the book, which has been described by Kirkus Reviews as "a captivating narrative guidebook that will inspire readers to test their own limits, on the trail and off."

For more information about the program, call 385-0150.

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Hiker and author Jennifer Pharr Davis speaks about her experiences and book, "The Pursuit of Endurance," at Virginia Beach's Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, Monday, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m.

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