Woman Speaks on Fastest Appalachian Trail Hike at Staunton Library
Jennifer Pharr Davis at Staunton Library
STAUNTON, Va (WVIR) -
A 30-year-old woman who hiked the Appalachian Trail faster than any person in history shared her story Monday night at the Staunton Public Library.
In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis hiked the trail in just 46 days - averaging 47 miles every single day. It was her third time hiking the trail.
Davis says her motivation was to see what her best was.
“I started walking at 5 a.m. every morning and then hiked for 16 or 17 hours straight. So I was lucky to get six hours of sleep at night. And I was eating like 6,000 calories a day. But the main reason I did it was because I had an awesome support team that allowed me to just focus on hiking and they were doing everything else,” said Davis.
Davis says her next goal is to hike all 50 states with her husband and 18-month-old daughter - and they just have eight to go.