Ben Marr relaxes between runs / Eric Parker

Rush, BFF of Ben Marr / Charlie Munsey

Jennifer Pharr Davis, Trail

Jennifer Pharr Davis. She's a thru-hiking speed demon and definitely the one we'd want to be stranded on a trail with. JPD became the first woman to set the speed record for the Appalachian Trail back in 2011 and Nat Geo Adventurer of the Year. Since then, you could say she’s stayed pretty busy; she’s written 5 books and founded the Blue Ridge Hiking Co. We met JPD here in Asheville, NC and it was instant trail magic. In her words,"The fact that Astral was a local Asheville company with a focus on sustainability made me want to try their trail shoes, but it was the comfort, performance, and durability that made me a die-hard Astral fan." She took our TR1 Treks on her latest thru-hike of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and we're stoked to see where else she takes us in 2018!

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