Inspiring Outdoor Leaders: Emma ‘Grandma’ Gatewood

“If I’d been afraid,” she said, “I never would have started out in the first place.” Who was Grandma Gatewood? Emma Gatewood was the first woman to solo thru-hike the entire Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia, covers nearly 2,200 miles and takes months for most to finish.  She completed… READ MORE >