In order to achieve her goal, she has to cover 48 miles on average each day, hiking 17 hours a day; her support team meets her at ponts where the trail crosses roads in order to deliver a nearly-constant supply of nutrition.
Asked about the upside of hiking all day, Pharr Davis did not hesitate. "Animals!" she cried out.
"Any time I've seen a moose or a bear, it's like taking a little energy pill," she said.
I know that thrill, though I've never seen a moose in the wild, and only a handful of bear experiences in 3 decades.
I saw my first wild fox this month, though!