Harrisburg, PA (October 20, 2011)
– Jennifer Pharr Davis, who this summer reported hiking the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in an unprecedented 46 days, is scheduled to speak during the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) membership drive on November 13, 2011 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania at the Colonial Park movie theater.
Jennifer is an avid long-distance hiker who has hiked over 11,000 miles on six different continents, including three thru hikes on the A.T. She completed her first A.T. thru hike in 2005, when she made the journey as a 21-year old solo female. This past summer Jennifer completed an assisted hike on the Trail, and with the help of her husband and other Trail friends she finished the Trail in an extraordinary 46 days.
When she is not hiking, Jennifer is writing, speaking and guiding. She especially loves interacting with school children and has worked closely with the ATC’s Trails to Every Classroom (TTEC) program. She has both assisted at the teacher workshops and provided in class follow-up to select TTEC schools in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Jennifer has written for several outdoor magazines including A.T. Journeys, Backpacker, Trail Runner, and Blue Ridge Outdoors. She has authored an A.T. memoir entitled, Becoming Odyssa.
During this membership drive, the ATC will be showcasing the National Geographic film – America’s Wild Spaces: the Appalachian Trail along with featuring several guest speakers.
The film highlights the beauty and splendor of the Appalachian Trail as viewers discover the remote and often unknown corners of this 5-million-step journey.
“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to present this film on the big screen,” stated Steve Paradis, Chief Operating Officer of the ATC. “This event provides the public an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Appalachian Trail and how to get involved with the Conservancy through our membership and volunteer programs.”
With a suggested donation of $30.00, attendees can reserve their seats by visiting www.appalachiantrail.org/discover
- which includes a new membership or gift membership to the ATC.
Every dollar raised goes to support the ATC and maintainer club efforts to conserve the footpath, viewsheds, and environmental and cultural resources along the A.T.
* Admission to view the National Geographic film - American’s Wild Spaces: Appalachian Trail
* Listen to guest speaker, Jennifer Pharr Davis, about her experiences on the A.T.
* 1 year new membership or gift membership to the ATC
* Subscription to A.T. Journeys, the official magazine of the ATC
* ATC decal and patch
Date, Time, and Location:
Colonial Park 4
5111 Jonestown Rd
November 13, 2011 from 10:30am - 12:00pm
To reserve your seat or for more information visit www.appalachiantrail.org/discover
About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information please visit www.appalachiantrail.org
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 x117
Email: [email protected]