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MAR 13

Brown Bag Session: Grandma Gatewood's Walk

In honor of Women’s History Month, Shannon Harvey, vice president, HACC’s Gettysburg Campus, will highlight Emma Gatewood who survived years of domestic abuse and in 1962, at the age of 67, became the first female to walk the 2,050 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Her story is the basis of the book Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery. Her story, as described by the author, is one of “overcoming hardship and finding yourself and finding peace.”  Ed Riggs, volunteer, Appalachian Trail Museum, will talk about his own hiking experience and updated information on the Appalachian Trail today. This session will be held in the Robert C. Hoffman Community Room.

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