Directed by Peter Huston and produced by Eden Valley Enterprises, this well-received 50 minute video tells Gatewood's story beyond that landmark first thru-hike of hers.
From the back cover:
Though many serious hikers know that Emma “Grandma” Gatewood became the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 1955 at the age of 67, they really don’t know the rest of the story. Most people don’t know that she also hiked the Oregon Trial in 1959. Most people don’t know that she was truly a visionary of the ultra-light hiking movement. Most people don’t know that she survived an abusive relationship. Most people don’t know that by the time retired, Emma had hiked more than 10,000 miles! Most people don’t know Emma Gatewood at all!
DVD; 50 minutes.
Kurt (Submitted on Feb 27th 2018)
I felt like I blinked and missed the movie. Walking the AT almost three times and you get a 50 minute movie lacking any details. This is good for a $3 rental...the book was great!