Grandma Gatewood

Grandma Gatewood

Emma Gatewood, better known as Grandma Gatewood hiked the 2,200-mile Appalachian trail at the age of 55 bringing only Converse shoes, an army blanket, and a plastic shower curtain after reading about it in a magazine and telling her children she was going for a walk. She hiked it again at the age of 72 and 75.

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