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Grandma Gatewood S Walk

Author : Ben Montgomery
ISBN : 9781613747186
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. By September 1955 she stood atop Maine's Mount Katahdin, sang "America, the Beautiful," and proclaimed, "I said I'll do it, and I've done it." Driven by a painful marriage, Grandma Gatewood, became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person-man or woman-to walk it twice and three times. At age 71, 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 unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. Grandma Gatewood's Walk shines a fresh light on one of America's most celebrated pedestrians. Ben Montgomery is a staff writer at the Tampa Bay Times and co-founder of the Auburn Chautauqua, a Southern writers' collective. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2010 and has won many other national writing awards. He lives in Florida.
Category: Sports & Recreation
Grandma Gatewood's Walk
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ben Montgomery
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-01 - Publisher: Chicago Review Press

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, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. By September
When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Michelle Houts
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-15 - Publisher: Ohio University Press

It took her two tries, but in 1955, sixty-seven-year-old Emma “Grandma” Gatewood became the first woman to solo hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in one thru-hike. Gatewood has become a legend for those who hike the trail, and in her home state of Ohio, where she helped
Grandma Gatewood's Walk [book Club Kit]
Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: Ben Montgomery
Categories: Appalachian Trail
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher:

"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, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. And in
Grandma Gatewood's Walk
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ben Montgomery
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-01 - Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters
Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Jennifer Thermes
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-08 - Publisher: Abrams

Emma Gatewood’s life was far from easy. In rural Ohio, she managed a household of 11 kids alongside a less-than-supportive husband. One day, at age 67, she decided to go for a nice long walk . . . and ended up completing the Appalachian Trail. With just the clothes on