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Grandma Gatewood's Walk - The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

Ben Montgomery

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Genres:

Travel

Description:

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. And in September 1955, atop Maine's Mount Katahdin, she sang the first verse of "America, the Beautiful" and proclaimed, "I said I'll do it, and I've done it." Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, 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. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance and very likely saved the trail from extinction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Lawlor

Length:

7h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:33