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Did -- -- minutes after the hour after hiking more than 2000 miles in 46 days you're hearing this right this is amazing our next guests at a world record of Appalachian trail.
Becoming the first female to set that mark so what was the driving force behind this tremendous -- -- and got.
Joining us now is a record setting hiker and author of the new book.
It's called again lot of triumph of the on the -- -- trail Jennifer far Davis joins us this morning.
This is a fascinating story.
-- many people tried to set this mark along the Appalachian trail to try to reach the of this goal of hitting that that would 2181.
Miles in 46 days.
Why did you do attempt to do it many people tried and failed to do it.
Well you know I talk about in my but I love the -- and the -- makes me feel like it's okay it'd be neat.
And part of Dini as loving outdoors and having to hike and I feel like that's a god given talent I -- I can -- all day every day and I love it and I -- -- See what my limits really where.
I went out with my husband and then tried for the record and we were able to subnet this is amazing I mean it wouldn't do if people commented on the -- that's about 47.
Miles a day so -- -- people who love hiking 56810.
Miles -- but to do get any.
Mean it's more than just liking hiking it's really relied on your face yeah yeah I definitely dead and you know -- -- I believe god speaks through creation and -- nature and when you're out there and you're hurting and I had sense plans and I was sick and I didn't feel well and I needed inspiration.
And it was so easy to just look around me and be so grateful for all the gifts that -- been -- and I was doing hiking but my husband.
What's healthy -- had to feel so close to got on this journey and so close to my husband -- always gave me.
The motivation I needed to -- kind.
For for those of us who don't know the -- -- actually I wanna sit I this is on my bucket list that I had my bucket list is really short this is one thing I've always wanted to do was -- the apple last trail.
In its long and it starts in Georgia or ends in Maine -- starts in Maine and ends in -- down -- which way you wanna go describe the trail for us as you're walking along.
The talents sank title it's over 2000 miles long -- -- through fourteen separate states and a great thing about the tell us.
You don't have to hike it once you don't have to set a record it is there for everyone at every phase of life.
The right now I have a nine month old baby and we still go out to the trail all the time and we just -- short a little factions or maybe a brief overnight but.
So many people are close to it right now in New York City year only 34 miles away from the trail.
As -- you're -- your book called again you you talk a lot about.
The relationships they you know YouTube made and that the friendships that you strengthened your on your husband got better.
It talk a little bit about that I mean how how does the physical activity.
Strengthen this things.
Well when you got to.
That's how you think you're going out -- the wilderness and you are but there is such a strong sense of community out there.
And I think as -- you are in nature and when you're outdoors and doing something very typical you need people more than that back.
So regardless of whether you're just doing a traditional through hiker China set a record.
The support you received from the community on the trail and people coming into the -- to give hikers guests there and -- out angels.
You appreciate it so much and he needed them actually any injuries along the way I'll probably every day.
Parents -- decades since once where the wars by fire that every day was a struggle.
46 46 days.
46 days 47 miles per day unbelievable book is called called again if you wanna read it really great -- account of this.
Read it is Jennifer fair Davis's new book thank you so much for today's hearing act Barack may gradually and on the record by banks --
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