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An Intro to Tribe Pilot's Newest Guest Contributor!

Author, Mom, adventurer, entrepreneur, and badass. We are extremely excited to announce that we will have National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year”, Jennifer Pharr Davis as a guest blog poster here at Tribe Pilot over the coming months.

A Little About Jennifer

Jennifer Pharr Davis is an internationally recognized adventurer, speaker, author, and entrepreneur who has hiked more than 14,000 miles of trails on six different continents. In 2008, Jennifer founded Blue Ridge Hiking Company to help everyone - especially women - experience the joy and wonder of spending time in the woods. Since then, Jennifer has been named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, one of Men’s Journal’s 25 Most Adventurous Women of the Past 25 Years, and the Asheville Area Chamber’s 2019 Female Entrepreneur of the Year.

In 2011 she set the overall fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail by finishing the 2,185-mile footpath in 46 days (an average of 47 miles a day). And she hasn't slowed down since.

Jennifer has backpacked 700 miles pregnant, walked across North Carolina while nursing her newborn son, and hiked in all 50 states with her two-year-old daughter.

As an author, Jennifer has published eight books, including her "empowering blueprint on resilience" The Pursuit of Endurance (Penguin Random House), best-selling adventure memoir Becoming Odyssa, and award-winning project I Come from a Place with celebrated Southern watercolorist Alan Shuptrine. Jennifer has also written for The New York Times and national magazines like Outside, Backpacker, and Trail Runner. Most recently, Jennifer co-authored Outdoor School: The Definitive Interactive Nature Guide, a handbook for any leveled adventurer.

To learn more about Jennifer and her incredible journey or to check out any of her published works, visit her at

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