One Valley Woman is Taking a Long Walk in the Park

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Va. (WHSV)-- Jennifer Davis is starting a journey from one end of Shenandoah National Park to the other, along the Appalachian Trail.

It's a total of 101 miles to the other end of the park, and it's a journey Davis says shes going to take step by step.

"Definitely going to take it one step at a time, and hopefully make my goal in 10 days," said Davis.

But this trek isn't just a walk in the park, she's traveling up the mountain to raise awareness and money for two organizations: The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center and The Shenandoah National Park Trust.

"Just seeing what they do with outdoor education and environmental education, it kinda hit straight home," said Davis.

It hits home because Davis is an ecologist. She also worked as a biology teacher. Both organizations see Jennifer as a role model.

"We're honored that Jennifer selected a way that was meaningful to her to be able to support the program," said Susan Sherman, the executive director of the Shenandoah National Park Trust.

"It's inspirational to all of us and I hope it is to a lot more people too," said Burwell, the director of the Blue Ridge.

Her goal is to raise $1,000 for each organization, and her brother, Jeoff Davis, knows it's going to be a difficult trek.

"I mean, I understood what she was doing, it's very tough to do a hundred miles. I was in the military and even doing 10 miles in one day, I'd be wiped out for a week," said Davis.

Davis plans to do just that, hike 10 miles each day. She hopes to complete the trip in 10 days.


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