Bear Yuba Land Trust: Treks for the Mind Book Discussion: Grandma’s Gatewood’s Walk

The inspiring story of the woman who saved the Appalachian Trail

ggw_pbAt the age of 67, Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars.  The next anybody heard from her, she had walked 800 miles of the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail.  Grandma Gatewood as she was named by reporters, became the first woman to walk the entire Trail alone, not once but three times.  Her story and advocacy to improve the poor conditions of portions of the Trail undoubtedly helped save it from extinction.

Start reading now, then join the Land Trust book group for a lively discussion of one woman’s story of the full power of human spirit and determination.

Meet: The Open Book (next door to Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters) – 671 Maltman Dr, Grass Valley

Suggested Donation: $2 to the bookstore – Reservations NOT Required

For questions, please contact Mariah Simpson at (530) 272-5994 x204 or

Venue: The Open Book/Sierra Mtn Coffee Roasters