December Selection: Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery
This month's book club selection is Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery.
One day, Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk. She left her small home town of Gallipolis, Ohio with a change of clothes and less that $200 in her pocket. The next anyone heard from her, the 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050 mile Appalachian Trail. She completed the walk and became the first woman to ever hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone - and she went on to complete it three times! She also went on to hike the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri to Portland, Oregon.
When she was asked why she did it, she answered: "Because I like to hike."
The story of the woman known as Grandma Gatewood will inspire you to reach for your aspirations no matter what stage of life you are at. Gatewood's story is a story of triumph from pain, rebellion from brutality, and hope from suffering. You don't want to miss out on the book discussion!