We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
Chicago Review Press 2014
Status:
Checked Out
Description

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.

Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
04/01/2014
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781613747216
ASIN:
B00IQY2Q0O
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Ben Montgomery. (2014). Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. Chicago Review Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ben Montgomery. 2014. Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. Chicago Review Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ben Montgomery, Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. Chicago Review Press, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ben Montgomery. Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. Chicago Review Press, 2014. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection20
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
c45fb8cf-aed9-442c-b746-36d7127602e3
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 17:16:47
Date Updated:
Dec 07, 2020 14:51:56
Last Metadata Check:
May 15, 2022 08:42:46
Last Metadata Change:
May 11, 2022 19:57:40
Last Availability Check:
May 15, 2022 08:42:49
Last Availability Change:
May 04, 2022 18:45:29
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
May 21, 2022 02:08:34

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0427-1/{83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0427-1/{83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0427-1/83A/136/37/{83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0427-1/83A/136/37/{83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781613747216
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00IQY2Q0O
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781613747216
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Ben Montgomery
title
Grandma Gatewood's Walk
dateAdded
2016-12-13T17:06:00-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=569&titleID=1632616
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: NorthNet Library System (CA)
          • id: 2323
sortTitle
Grandma Gatewoods Walk The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
crossRefId
1632616
subtitle
The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
id
83a13637-d07d-4133-bf1d-b2bb7d006713
starRating
4.1

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0427-1/{83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0427-1/{83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0427-1/83A/136/37/{83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0427-1/83A/136/37/{83A13637-D07D-4133-BF1D-B2BB7D006713}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: GrandmaGatewoodsWalk_9781613747216_1632616
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 2311030
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781613747216
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: -1
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 1
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 04/01/2014
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/grandma-gatewood-s-walk?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: GrandmaGatewoodsWalk_1632616
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B00IQY2Q0O
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 04/01/2014
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/grandma-gatewood-s-walk?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: GrandmaGatewoodsWalk_9781613747216_1632616
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781613747216
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 04/01/2014
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/grandma-gatewood-s-walk?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Montgomery, Ben
      • bioText:

        Ben Montgomery is a staff writer at the Tampa Bay Times and cofounder 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 has worked at newspapers in Arkansas, Texas, New York, and Florida. He currently lives in Tampa, Florida.

      • name: Ben Montgomery
subjects
      • value: Biography & Autobiography
      • value: Sports & Recreations
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDate
2014-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
publishDateText
04/01/2014
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

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...

isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Grandma Gatewood's Walk
fullDescription

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.

sortTitle
Grandma Gatewoods Walk The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
crossRefId
1632616
subtitle
The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
popularity
2249
publisher
Chicago Review Press
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1B3gEAAA2d/products/83a13637-d07d-4133-bf1d-b2bb7d006713/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
83a13637-d07d-4133-bf1d-b2bb7d006713
starRating
4.1