Making the wilderness accessible and enjoyable through instruction and guiding.
Founded in 2008, Blue Ridge Hiking Company believes that the trail is there for everyone at every phase of life. Our offerings start with a half-day hike and extend to a week long backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail. By offering a wide variety of trips and individualized itineraries, we can create the perfect trip for a backpacking novice or the group seeking an challenge - and any adventure in between.
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Jennifer Pharr Davis founded Blue Ridge Hiking Company to share her love and knowledge of the hiking and to expose people to the majestic beauty of the southern Appalachian mountains. Blue Ridge Hiking Company's skilled guides hold a high degree of experience, regional knowledge, and professional expertise. We delight in working with beginners and revel in creating a challenge for more adventurous clients. Regardless of the hike's duration and destination, our company values remain the same: "Respect for self, others, and the environment."
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13,000 miles on six continents
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike
Kilimanjaro Summit, Africa
Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike and Fundraiser ($10,000)
Hike for Habitat Fundraiser ($10,000)
Machu Picchu and Cotahuasi Canyon, Peru
Women’s Vermont’s Long Trail Record (7 days, 15 hours)
Unsupported 600-mile Bibbulmun Track Record, Australia
Women’s Appalachian Trail Record (57 days and 8 hours, an average of 38 miles per day.)
Blue Ridge Outdoors Person of the Year
500-mile Colorado Trail
Foothills Trail, GR20, Tour du Mont Blanc, Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, West Highland Way
Overall Appalachian Trail Record (46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes, an average of 47 miles/day)
Ultrarunning Magazine Female Performance of the Year
National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
The 550 mile GR11 in the Spanish Pyrenees, and the Laugavegurinn in Iceland (over 600 miles of hiking during her second and third trimesters)
2013 & 2014
Hikes in all 50 states with her family - husband Brew and daughter Charley.