A real bada$$
With so many future histories being made right now on the Appalachian Trail, Ben Montgomery brings us the story behind the story of Grandma Gatewood. Ben is a former Pulitzer Prize finalist and transitioned from journalist to writer when he discovered the tale of Grandma Gatewood. That she happened to be a distant relative didn't hurt his case. Ben and Steve discuss her life and hike in their conversation, as well as the human connection that Ben made with this indomitable woman.
Ben has followed up his Emma Gatewood story with The Leper Spy, about an unsung heroine of the 2nd World War and has a new work out in September, The Man Who Walked Backward. He can be followed on Twitter at @gangrey and Facebook as AuthorBenMontgomery.
Udi Goren introduced us to the Israel National Trail. His gives talks on the subject and his website is well worth checking out if you'd like to learn a little more about this beautiful trail. https://www.israeltrailtalk.com/
As always, we are thankful for the support of our wonderful sponsor, Trailtopia. Make sure you visit Trailtopia.com when you stock up food for your next hike.
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