PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Library will host athlete, author, speaker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The event is free and open to the public at the library, 1220 Lawrence St.
Pharr Davis has logged more than 14,000 miles of long-distance trails on six different continents.
In 2011, she set the overall fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail by hiking 47 miles a day for 46 straight days. Pharr Davis has written articles for The New York Times, Outside magazine, Backpacker and Trail Runner and has been featured in the Washington Post, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” and the “CBS Early Show.”
She will share slides and stories, answer questions and sign copies of her new book, “The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience,” which Kirkus Reviews called “a captivating narrative guidebook that will inspire readers to test their own limits, on the trail and off.”
For information, call the library at 360-385-3181 or go to www.ptpubliclibrary.org.