RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Folks packed the library to meet Jennifer Pharr Davis of North Carolina.
Davis has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the Colorado Trail, Vermont's Long Trail, and numerous trails throughout Europe.
Davis has hiked the Appalachian Trail three times and in 2011, she hit a record of hiking it in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes, averaging of 47 miles per day. That makes her the fastest to ever hike the Appalachian.
She says she could not do it without endurance and that the experience nature's lesson.
"I think we've all evolved as outdoor movers. I mean that's the story of humanity and I think going outdoors and using our bodies has so many good lessons and carryovers for our life with work and family and all the things we go through on a day to day basis so I think it's an important part of our lifestyle and our education as humans," she said.
Davis's book entitled "The Pursuit of Endurance" touches on harnessing the record-breaking power of strength and resilience. It can be found at a local bookstore or online.