Grandma gatewood was a 67 year old woman whose 11 children had grown up and left home when she decided that she was going to hike the entire length of the appalachian trail from mt oglethorpe georgia to mt katahdin maine. Grandma gatewoods walk is about a 67 year old mother of 11 and grandmother of 23 who one day decides to hike the appalachian trail in 1957 i think it was 57 she was a woman who came from an abus my mother in law gave me this book to read since i enjoyed reading wild by cheryl strayed. The paperback of the grandma gatewoods walk the inspiring story of the woman who saved the appalachian trail by ben montgomery at barnes noble shop the holiday gift guide she was the first person man or woman to walk it twice and three times at age seventy one she hiked the 2000 mile oregon trail. Before earl shaffer walked the appalachian trail in 1948 in a single trip no one believed it could be done shaffer came back from world war ii confused and depressed and walked off the war emma grandma gatewood was not the first woman to thru hike the at but she was the first woman to do
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