Woman Treks The Appalachian In Record 46 Days

Originally published on August 3, 2011 5:45 am
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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

People sometimes spend six months hiking the Appalachian Trail, but Jennifer Pharr Davis walked the whole thing in record time. She traveled a path from Maine to Georgia and she did it in just under 46 1/2 days. That beats the old record by a day. She walked more than 2,000 miles, about 47 miles per day. We do not know what motivates a hiker to move so swiftly, but we do know she spotted 36 bears.

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