From Georgia to Maine

by Elliot Rambach


In 1955, Emma “Grandma” Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. She was 67 years old, and hiked the entire trail in a pair of Keds. Here, Author Ben Montgomery tells how Grandma Gatewood escaped domestic violence, encountered a group of gangsters from Harlem, and scaled Mount Katahdin, the northernmost point of the Appalachian Trail.

“Concentration” by Satori
“In the House, In a Heartbeat” by John Murphy
“Dueling Banjos”
“Harlem Nocturne” by The Viscounts
“Strange Bath” by Jon Brion
“The Green Green Grass of Home” performed by Joan Baez

You can read an excerpt from Grandma Gatewood’s Walk here or buy the book here.