Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail Author Ben Montgomery
ISBN-10 1613734999
ISBN-13 9781613734995
Year 2016-04-01
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Chicago Review Press
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Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars The next anybody heard from her this genteel farm reared sixty seven year old great grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2 050 mile Appalachian Trail By September 1955 she stood atop Maines Mount Katahdin sang America the Beautiful and proclaimed I said Ill do it and Ive done it Driven by a painful marriage Grandma Gatewood not only hiked the trail alone she was the first personman or womanto walk it twice and three times At age seventy one she hiked the 2 000 mile Oregon Trail Gatewood became a hiking celebrity and appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter The public attention she brought to the trail was unprecedented Her vocal criticism of the lousy difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance and very likely saved the trail from extinction Author Ben Montgomery interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and was given full access to Gatewoods own diaries trail journals and correspondence Grandma Gatewoods Walk shines a fresh light on one of Americas most celebrated hikers

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ISBN-10 9781613734339
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 288

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