at home on the trail

By Jennifer

Last month, Brew and I hit the trail with our good friend New York Steve and our baby Charley. The purpose of our trip was to help prepare Steve for his A.T. thru-hike next spring. Steve is an incredible athlete, but he had never spent the night in the woods …

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1971-1987 Section Hiker - Interview

By Jennifer

I had the joy of interviewing an A.T. Section Hiker who tackled the trail back in the 1970s and 1980s. He said when he finished his section hike, only about 70 other people had completed the entire trail. I had a lot of fun doing the interview. I learned a …

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Questions for Matt Kirk

By Jennifer

It is always nice – and really interesting – to ask other hikers some of the questions that the audience likes to raise after my presentations. This week I asked my friend, and the A.T. Unsupported Record Holder,Matt Kirk a few thought provoking questions to …

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Becoming Odyssa - Biggest Regret

By Jennifer

I am very proud of my book, Becoming Odyssa. But I am NOT proud of everything I did in Becoming Odyssa. Perhaps, the thing that I value most about the book is that it is a honest, authentic retelling of my first thru-hike on the Appalachian …

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By Jennifer

Last week, our Colorado book tour took us to Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, CO. Boulder is pretty much Outdoor Hollywood. Driving down the streets there is a good chance you will pass the Backpacker or Climbing Magazine company cars. And when you hit the …

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Brew's News

By Brew Davis

Jen’s asked me to be a guest blogger on her website so I thought I’d start by telling everyone what I’ve been up to. After seven years of teaching middle and high school History, I’m taking a break. I love teaching and there’s a good chance I’ll end up teaching again. …

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Coffee and the A.T.

By Jennifer

Check out this link and watch the video that I worked on this winter with Appalachian Coffee Company. ACC has awesome coffee and principals. I love how their brews give a percentage of the proceeds back to the trail!


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A Thru-Hiker's Book Tour

By Jennifer

Here are the TOP 10 ways that our Book Tour is like a Thru-Hike:

10. We spend the night someplace new almost every night.

9. The space inside our Prius, is about the same as our 3-person tent.

8. If you look at our pics, it is clear …

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By Jennifer

My publisher called last Thursday.

“Guess What?! He said. “We just got you a booking on national television!”

“National TV?That’s awesome!” I replied.

“Yeah, you’ll be on Fox and Friends this Sunday.”

Long Pause.

“Jen…? Are you still there?”

It’s not that I wasn’t grateful; I …

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By Jennifer

Driving through Tennessee to begin a mid-West book tour, with my husband and baby in the car. I thought about the commitments on the horizon and the responsibilities in the rear view mirror. I started to feel the excitement of butterflies in my stomach combine with a nervousness that was …

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