Conquering The Appalachian Trail

Hour 1:       In 1955, Emma Gatewood set out for a walk. And when she was done, she had become the first woman to walk all 2,050 miles of the Appalachian Trail alone. This hour, we’ll get to know the woman who went on to become a hiking celebrity with Ben Montgomery, author of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk – The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail (Chicago Review Press).

Ben will speak about his work at The Wild Detectives bookstore this evening at 7.