The Resource Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery

Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery

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Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail
Title
Grandma Gatewood's walk
Title remainder
the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail
Statement of responsibility
Ben Montgomery
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first personman or womanto 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montgomery, Ben
Dewey number
796.51092
Index
index present
LC call number
GV199.92.G35
LC item number
M66 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
PerformerNote
Read by Patrick Lawlor
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gatewood, Emma Rowena Caldwell
  • Gatewood, Emma Rowena Caldwell
  • Hikers
  • Women conservationists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • GAMES
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • TRAVEL
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Women
  • 20th Century
  • Outdoor Skills
  • South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
  • New England
  • Middle Atlantic
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
  • South
  • Hikers
  • Women conservationists
  • Appalachian Trail
  • United States
Label
Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; 1 Pick Up Your Feet; 2 Go Home, Grandma; 3 Rhododendron and Rattlesnakes; 4 Wild Dogs; 5 How'd You Get in Here?; 6 Our Fight; 7 Lady Tramp; 8 Attention; 9 Good Hard Life; 10 Storm; 11 Shelter; 12 I'll Get There; 13 Destruction; 14 So Much Behind; 15 All by Myself; 16 Return to Rainbow Lake; 17 Aloneness More Complete than Ever; 18 Again; 19 Pioneer Woman; 20 Blazing; 21 Monuments; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Index; About the Author; Back Cover
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306476843
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11333957
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872115522
  • ocn872115522
  • 2780440
Label
Grandma Gatewood's walk : the inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; 1 Pick Up Your Feet; 2 Go Home, Grandma; 3 Rhododendron and Rattlesnakes; 4 Wild Dogs; 5 How'd You Get in Here?; 6 Our Fight; 7 Lady Tramp; 8 Attention; 9 Good Hard Life; 10 Storm; 11 Shelter; 12 I'll Get There; 13 Destruction; 14 So Much Behind; 15 All by Myself; 16 Return to Rainbow Lake; 17 Aloneness More Complete than Ever; 18 Again; 19 Pioneer Woman; 20 Blazing; 21 Monuments; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Index; About the Author; Back Cover
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306476843
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11333957
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872115522
  • ocn872115522
  • 2780440

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