Tuesday, May 27, 2014

One day grandma went for a walk

I've long wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail.  I did do a couple small sections in Virginia years ago, but nothing like Grandma Gatewood.  It is nice to see an inspiring story like this one. She should get a stamp of her own, but she did make it into the August 15, 1955 edition of Sports Illustrated for her incredible journey.  One of many, as it turned out, in calling attention to the Appalachian Trail that now attracts hikers from all over the world.  She also has a commemorate plaque on the trail, but it is a book like this that will give persons a greater sense of her personal odyssey.

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