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The Wild and Scenic Film Festival brings together a selection of films that tell stories about our planet, our beautiful and precious wildlands, and the people of the communities who love them, play in them and defend them. They open our eyes and hearts to fantastic experiences in remarkable places. They inspire a sense of wonder, beckon us towards action, highlight issues, and provide solutions.
Join National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis, her husband Brew, and their kids Charley and Gus as they celebrate hiking and the launch of their new book Families on Foot…
Have you been wanting to explore the many awesome trails we have right in our backyard with your family? Whether your a seasoned expert or new to the outdoors, Jennifer, Brew and the gang are sure to inspire with practical advice, engaging ideas and lessons from their many thousands of miles of hiking that will motivate family members of all ages to GetHiking!
Author Jennifer Pharr Davis, the former record holder of the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, together with her husband Brew Davis, marries old-fashioned know how on safety, preparation, and trail conservation with modern day activities and technology, inspirational and interactive games, and down and dirty fun on the trail. What a great way to get your family ready for the trail!
Please join us for a fun evening. We’ll have snacks, drinks, games, giveaways and all the info you need to get your families hiking.
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FAMILIES ON FOOT
Urban hikes to backyard treks and National Park Adventures…
by Jennifer Pharr Davis and Brew Davis
The book offers hiking tips, stories, activities and recipes for family trail outings.
JENNIFER PHARR DAVIS is the founder of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, as well as a long distance hiker, author, speaker and ambassador for the American Hiking Society. She has hiked over 12,000 miles on six different continents, including thru-hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail and more. In 2011, she set the unofficial record for the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with a time of 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes. Her adventures have been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Outside Magazine, to name a few. Jennifer has been named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Her Appalachian Trail Record was voted Ultrarunning Magazine’s Female Performance of 2011.
BREW DAVIS guides for Blue Ridge Hiking Company. He’s an accomplished long distance hiker and ultrarunner, having hiked in all fifty states and completed the 500 mile Colorado Trail.
As a new arrival to Charlottesville we are excited to take part in a community with such a great history and appreciation for the outdoors. We offer the finest selection of clothing and equipage for the active outdoor lifestyle. We also feel it important to give back to the resources and we do so gladly. Join us in support of local land conservation and learn how organizations like Piedmont Environmental Council care for Virginia’s resources from the mountains to the coast. Experience the unique natural wonders of The Shenandoah National Park ,and how The Shenandoah National Park Trust invests in programs and initiatives that help to ensure that Shenandoah National Park remains a crown jewel of the National Park Service.
Led by manager, Tim Glover, our friendly, experienced staff works long hours, so you can stop by at a time that’s convenient for you. We spend our free time using the very same products that we sell, so someone in the store is sure to have tested what you’re looking to buy. We’ll give you the inside scoop on the pros and cons of each product – including things you won’t find on the tag, like which carabiner is easiest to clip on a crux move or which water purifier works the quickest.
The outdoors is our passion, and we love to share it with whoever is interested. For people who are new at outdoor sports, we have an ever-growing GetHiking! meet up group, kayak lessons, and other informational and active outdoor events. Come into the store at 1125 Emmet St N and we are sure to find you a fabulous, healthy new hobby, or get you geared up for an old favorite!