Jennifer Pharr Davis

Examining FKTs: The Kaiha Bertollini Case Study

Examining FKTs: The Kaiha Bertollini Case Study

For the latest, check out the update at the bottom of this post. Last week, we Karl Meltzer broke Scott Jurek's supported AT record, Bertollini posted the following to Heather...

Sep 20, 2016 : Zach
7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

I've noticed a pattern. In my research of parks, mountains, and other places of interest on the Appalachian Trail, I've come across a great deal of names. A great deal of...

Dec 30, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
Traversing the Gender Gap on the Appalachian Trail

Traversing the Gender Gap on the Appalachian Trail

In November, the New York Times featured an article written by women's Appalachian Trail supported record holder Jennifer Pharr Davis. In print, it ran on page B11 under the headline...

Nov 10, 2015 : Caet Cash
Scott Jurek Attempts to Break Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Scott Jurek Attempts to Break Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Scott Jurek, NY Times Best Selling author of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.  The current speed record is held by Scott Jurek Breaks Appalachian Trail Speed Record) Jurek is Born to Run.

May 29, 2015 : Zach
Unknown Parts: Examining Gender and the Fear of Solitude

Unknown Parts: Examining Gender and the Fear of Solitude

It was happening again. I spent 45 minutes driving to a popular trailhead in Western North Carolina, counted three cars in the parking lot and drove away. I hadn’t even...

Aug 11, 2014 : Carly Moree
Meet Drew Burnett: The Former Pastor Attempting to Break the Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Meet Drew Burnett: The Former Pastor Attempting to Break the Appalachian Trail Speed Record

This June, Drew Burnett will attempt to beat the current speed-record on the Appalachian Trail. With a slight catch: like the man upstairs, he shall rest on the seventh day....

Apr 22, 2014 : Sarah (Ent)
16 Appalachian Trail Personalities You Need to Know About

16 Appalachian Trail Personalities You Need to Know About

As time passes, the Appalachian Trail is growing in popularity, exposure, materialism, and participation. Before my thru-hike, I didn't think the trail was a popular thing and didn't even know that

Mar 19, 2014 : Cole Heathcott