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Award-winning Author

Jennifer has published nine books, including her “empowering blueprint on resilience” (Kirkus Reviews) The Pursuit of Endurance (Penguin Random House), her seminal Appalachian Trail memoir Becoming Odyssa, and I Come From a Place, her award-winning project with celebrated Southern watercolorist Alan Shuptrine. All told she has sold nearly 100,000 copies, in addition to writing articles for The New York Times and national and regional magazines like Outside, Backpacker, Our State, Trail Runner and Blue Ridge Outdoors.

Look for Jennifer’s books at your local bookstore or online retailers like Indiebound, Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and more. You can find signed copies at the Blue Ridge Hiking Co. shop in downtown Asheville. Or if you would like to order signed and personalized copies for a school, event, or conference please call (615) 708-4301.

Becoming Odyssa

“Many books have been written by thru-hikers. But none measure up to Jennifer Pharr Davis’s epic. Her tales… are full of adventures and inspiration, and her writing is as lyrical as her Odyssey-inspired trail name.” – Blue Ridge Outdoors

Pursuit of Endurance

“At times reminiscent of the writings of such travel memoirists as Cheryl Strayed and Bill Bryson, this inspiring work could become a regular companion for distance hikers or, indeed, for anyone embarking on a personal challenge.” – Publishers Weekly

Called Again

“Jennifer Pharr Davis reminds us why we keep going back to the wild, and how each time we get a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.” – Scott Jurek, New York Times bestselling author of Eat and Run

I Come From a Place

I Come From A Place is a limited edition, collaborative coffee table book with nationally acclaimed artist Alan Shuptrine and received the 2020 Independent Book Publishers Award for Best Southeastern Non-Fiction.

Outdoor School

“A thorough, detailed compendium of most everything readers will want and need to know about being in the outdoors.” – Kirkus (starred review in 2021)

Families on Foot

“Jennifer Pharr Davis and Brew Davis have a rare combination: tons of experience with trails and with kids. For families looking to get outdoors, that means tons of useful advice.” -Dennis Lewon, Backpacker Editor-in-Chief


Jennifer’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Outside magazine, Blue Ridge Outdoors, and other natonal and regional outlets. 

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Announcing… the Appalachian High Route

Announcing… the Appalachian High Route

If you follow me on social media, you know that for the past few years, I’ve been infatuated with wildflowers. I’ve sought them out in the Smokies, journaled about them, and posted on my “Wild Flower Wednesdays.” I’ve received tips from friends for nooks and crannies...

Hiking the Appalachian High Route

Hiking the Appalachian High Route

The Appalachian High Route is a ~ 330-mile loop that combines the Appalachian Trail, Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and Black Mountain Trail using the newly established "Burnsville Connector" as a connector. The route also provides access to nearly all the 6000+ peaks in the...

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