Elodie Rld

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Emma "Grandma" Gatewood: After raising 11 children on farms along the Ohio River and at the age of 67, the grandmother of 23 became the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail alone and in a continuous hike. That was in 1955. Two years later, she hiked the Appalachian Trail again and later completed a third hike of the trail in sections. She is known for her legendary Keds sneakers that she wore instead of hiking boots and the laundry sack that she used instead of a backpack.

bitchimsotrill: “ Every time I start to think think about buying expensive backpacking gear I just look at this photo of Grandma Gatewood, who was the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail, and.