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Jennifer Pharr Davis holds the speed record on the Appalachian Trail, a feat which made her an Adventurer of the Year. See our featured hikes. Here’s how to be smart, feel safe, and get the most out of your hike. 1. Test drive your backpack and shoes. The two pieces of gear that can make…

Over the next two weeks we will introduce each of the new Adventurers of the Year here on our blog. Be sure to cast your vote every day for the People's Choice Award. See photos of all the Adventurers of the Year! “Records are made to be broken,” says long-distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis. “It’s not the number.…

Photograph courtesy Maureen RobinsonIn 2008, a junk food loving, Classics major hit the Appalachian Trail to have a big adventure and figure out what to do with herself. Appropriately, her trail name was Odyssa. She was such a hiking newbie she didn't even wear moisture-wicking socks. But the hike must have been her destiny because…