Grandma Gatewood s Walk

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ISBN: 9781613747216
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Ben Montgomery
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online Grandma Gatewood s Walk in PDF and EPUB 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 called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and '60s. She appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. 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. Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. He also unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail. The inspiring story of Emma Gatewood illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination.


Grandma Gatewood s Walk

Filename: grandma-gatewood-s-walk.pdf
ISBN: 9781613747186
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Ben Montgomery
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online Grandma Gatewood s Walk in PDF and EPUB 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.


Grandma Gatewood s Walk

Filename: grandma-gatewood-s-walk.pdf
ISBN: 1613734999
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Ben Montgomery
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online Grandma Gatewood s Walk in PDF and EPUB 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 September 1955, having survived a rattlesnake strike, two hurricanes, and a run-in with gangsters from Harlem, she stood atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin. There she sang the first verse of “America, the Beautiful” and proclaimed, “I said I’ll do it, and I’ve done it.” Driven by a painful marriage to an oppressive husband, 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. At age 71, for good measure, she hiked the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail and came home with the keys to three cities. Gatewood became a hiking celebrity, and appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. 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. 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. The story of Grandma Gatewood will inspire readers of all ages by illustrating the full power of human spirit and determination. Even those who know of Gatewood don’t know the full story—a story of triumph from pain, rebellion from brutality, hope from suffering.


When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike

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ISBN: 9780821445808
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Number of pages: 32
Author: Michelle Houts
Publisher: Ohio University Press

Download and read online When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike in PDF and EPUB 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 found the Buckeye Trail. In recent years, she has been the subject of a bestselling biography and a documentary film. In When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike, Michelle Houts brings us the first children’s book about her feat, which she accomplished without professional gear or even a tent. Houts chronicles the spirit of a seasoned outdoorswoman and mother of eleven whose grit and determination helped her to hike over two thousand miles. Erica Magnus’s vibrant illustrations capture the wild animals, people from all walks of life, and unexpected challenges that this strong-willed woman encountered on the journey she initially called a “lark.” Children ages 4–10 will delight in this narrative nonfiction work as they accompany Emma Gatewood on the adventure of a lifetime and witness her transformation from grandmother to hiking legend, becoming “Grandma” to all.


In Beauty May She Walk

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ISBN: 9780976568605
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 408
Author: Leslie Mass
Publisher: Rock Spring Press Inc.

Download and read online In Beauty May She Walk in PDF and EPUB Leslie struggles to balance her familys needs with her needs on the Appalachian Trail, and sheds years of social conditioning that dictate how a woman is expected to act.


Walking the Appalachian Trail

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ISBN: 0811730956
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 238
Author: Larry Luxenberg
Publisher: Stackpole Books

Download and read online Walking the Appalachian Trail in PDF and EPUB Maret is one of the dozens of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers whose fascinating accounts appear in this book. Their experiences are presented by topic and include useful information on food, equipment, surprises, friendships, mental challenges, spiritual awakenings, and adjustment to life after the trail. This unique study offers fresh insight into the many reasons people decide to walk the trail's 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, as well as lively descriptions of the ways in which they successfully complete it.


Leper Spy

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ISBN: 9781613734339
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Ben Montgomery
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online Leper Spy in PDF and EPUB The GIs called her Joey. Hundreds owed their lives to the tiny Filipina who stashed explosives in spare tires, tracked Japanese troop movements, and smuggled maps of fortifications across enemy lines. As the Battle of Manila raged, Josefina Guerrero walked through gunfire to bandage wounds and close the eyes of the dead. Her valor earned her the Medal of Freedom, but what made her a good spy was also destroying her: leprosy, which so horrified the Japanese they refused to search her. After the war, army chaplains found her in a nightmarish leper colony and fought for the US government to do something it had never done: welcome a foreigner with leprosy. This brought her celebrity, which she used to publicly speak for other sufferers. However, the notoriety haunted her and she sought a way to disappear. Ben Montgomery now brings Guerrero's heroic accomplishments to light.


Appalachian Odyssey

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ISBN: 9781608935796
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Jeffrey H. Ryan
Publisher: Down East Books

Download and read online Appalachian Odyssey in PDF and EPUB Like many hikers who’ve completed the Appalachian Trail, Jeffrey Ryan didn’t do it in one long through-hike. Grabbing weekends here and days off there, it took Jeffrey twenty-eight years to finish the trail, and along the way he learned much about himself and made many new friends, including his best friend, who made the journey with him from start to finish. Including 75 color photos, this engaging book is part memoir, part natural history and lore, and part practical advice. Whether you’ve hiked the AT, are planning to hike it, or only wish to dream of hiking it, this is the book to read next.


Awol on the Appalachian Trail

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ISBN: 9781595940568
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 222
Author: David Miller
Publisher: Wingspan Press

Download and read online Awol on the Appalachian Trail in PDF and EPUB A 41-year-old engineer quits his job to hike the Appalachian Trail. This is a true account of his hike from Georgia to Maine, bringing to the reader the life of the towns and the people he meets along the way.


Death in Yellowstone

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ISBN: 9781570984518
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Number of pages: 440
Author: Lee H. Whittlesey
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart

Download and read online Death in Yellowstone in PDF and EPUB The chilling tome that launched an entire genre of books about the often gruesome but always tragic ways people have died in our national parks, this updated edition of the classic includes calamities in Yellowstone from the past sixteen years, including the infamous grizzly bear attacks in the summer of 2011 as well as a fatal hot springs accident in 2000. In these accounts, written with sensitivity as cautionary tales about what to do and what not to do in one of our wildest national parks, Whittlesey recounts deaths ranging from tragedy to folly—from being caught in a freak avalanche to the goring of a photographer who just got a little too close to a bison. Armchair travelers and park visitors alike will be fascinated by this important book detailing the dangers awaiting in our first national park.


The Barefoot Sisters Southbound

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ISBN: 9780811740135
Release Date: 2008-12-17
Number of pages: 480
Author: Lucy Letcher
Publisher: Stackpole Books

Download and read online The Barefoot Sisters Southbound in PDF and EPUB Sisters Lucy and Susan Letcher begin their barefoot thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. A story filled with humor and determination.


Mile Marker Zero

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ISBN: 9780307592002
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 320
Author: William McKeen
Publisher: Crown Pub

Download and read online Mile Marker Zero in PDF and EPUB Looks at an interesting era in the history of Key West, which became the creative center of the world for a number of writers, musicians and others in the 70s, including Jimmy Buffett, Hunter S. Thompson and more. By the author of Outlaw Journalist.


Becoming Odyssa

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ISBN: 0825305683
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis
Publisher:

Download and read online Becoming Odyssa in PDF and EPUB Originally published in 2010 with the subtitle Epic adventures on the Appalachian Trail.


Lassoing the Sun

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ISBN: 9781250105905
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Number of pages: 320
Author: Mark Woods
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Lassoing the Sun in PDF and EPUB "In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal." --Ken Burns Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned-out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind.


A Walk in the Woods

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ISBN: 9780385674546
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Number of pages: 304
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada

Download and read online A Walk in the Woods in PDF and EPUB God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.