A Feat of Endurance: Hiking The Appalachian Trail

Apr 16, 2018

This spring, thousands of outdoor enthusiasts have begun hiking up the East Coast from Georgia to Maine, hoping to complete the nearly 2200 mile Appalachian Trail.

While most people take about six months to complete the hike, Jennifer Pharr Davis completed the trail in a record-setting 46 days and 20 hours in 2011--the fastest time ever recorded at that time. We talk with her about what drives record-breakers on the trail. Pharr Davis is author of the new book The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience.

Have you hiked the Appalachian Trail? What drew you to the trek through fourteen states--including Connecticut? Tell us about your experience on Facebook and Twitter.

Pharr Davis talks about researching her book, The Pursuit of Endurance


Chion Wolf and Carlos Mejia contributed to this show.