A new trail blazing record

August 3, 2011

But Jennifer Pharr Davis is claiming a new speed record.

She's hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in just under 46 and a-half days.

That beats the old record by just over 24 hours.

Davis averaged about 47 miles a day, over the more than 21-hundred miles of the Maine to Georgia trail.

Along the way, she saw 36 bears, moose and porcupines.

Davis carried a minimum of gear, often meeting her husband with the camping equipment at road crossings.

The 28-year-old Davis says she hopes to encourage more girls and women to get outside and enjoy nature.

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