Grandma Gatewood’s Walk

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I’m a backpacker. I’ve hiked several small sections of the Appalachian Trail — in North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maine — and definitely had heard of Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to through-hike the AT. So, unsurprisingly, I loved learning more about her in this newly released biography. But of all the AT thru-hiker accounts I’ve read, this one was probably the most relatable by non-hikers.  Continue reading